First Time Buyer Hub

Forget trendy kitchen-diners and en-suite bedrooms - the new must have for people buying their first home is a garden, according to our research.

We all get interior envy sometimes. Those friends’ houses or show homes you visit where everything is just right; a paint job so neat it looks like the walls were built in that colour, with furniture and fittings so coordinated they could ride a unicycle and juggle at the same time.

Decorating and furnishing your home is an exciting and fun process. But before getting too carried away it’s a good idea to take a step back and think about what you’re trying to achieve.

The contracts have been exchanged, the deal is done and you now have the keys to your new home. This is where the real excitement begins; moving in, arranging furniture, tidying and making your new house feel like home.

Buying a home is an expensive process. And after budgeting for your mortgage and all the other necessary home buying fees, you then have to move in and begin furnishing your new place.

Buying your first home is a complex process. From saving for a mortgage deposit to finally getting the keys in your hands, there are a number of twists and turns you can take along the way.

The Government has created various ways of helping first time buyers to get onto the property ladder. The current one is the Help to Buy Scheme. This article explains it and how it differs from the now discontinued Help to Buy ISA.

If you’re thinking about buying your first home, there’s one question you need to ask yourself: what kind of deposit do I need to buy a house?

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