First Time Buyers have their say

Published on
2 August 2021

Hundreds of people have shared their thoughts and advice on buying their first home as part of The Cumberland Building Society’s Great First Time Buyer Survey.

The survey, which ended on July 16th, received 200 responses from recent first-time buyers with many providing valuable pieces of advice to other Cumbrians on how to buy a home.

The results will give The Cumberland a great insight into what is important for first-time buyers which will enable it to better help future buyers.

We’re thrilled that so many local people got involved with the survey, we’re already beginning to glean interesting information from the results. Going forward, we hope to use this information to provide an even better service to future homeowners to make what can be a stressful time in their lives, much smoother.

Jack Green, Area Manager - Mortgages, The Cumberland

Respondents to the survey were asked questions such as ‘what is the best thing about owning your own home?’ and ‘what was the key factor in picking your home?’

One person said that the best thing about owning a home is being able “to see squirrels and wildlife in the garden and the woods.”

Another shared this valuable piece of advice: “‘If you can imagine the property covered in Christmas lights, it’s the right home for you.”

Alongside answering the questions put forward in the survey, there were also a number of exciting prizes available to those who entered.

The Cumberland is pleased to announce that Chloe Watters has won an incredible £500 voucher for Next Home. The winner of a doorstep photography session with local photographer Lauren May Photos is Beth Dowdell.

The First Time Buyer Survey offers real insight into buyers’ motivations and behaviours, and we’d like to thank everyone who took part. We’re excited to share the results of the survey with you soon! Congratulations to Chloe and Beth for winning these fantastic prizes, we hope you enjoy them - and your first homes.

Hannah Cundall, Content & Social Media Executive, The Cumberland
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