Mortgages for First Time Buyers
The prospect of buying your first home could be both daunting and confusing. Our aim is to guide you through the transaction from start to finish so that you understand exactly what the purchase entails and how much it will cost. We can recommend the services of local solicitors to assist in this process. This maybe the largest financial transaction you are ever likely to make so it must be done with clarity.
Prior to the credit crunch, the property market moved very fast which led to significant increases in property prices. This made it very difficult for many people to afford to buy a home, particularly for first time buyers.
The credit crunch of 2007 saw property prices drop considerably in many regions of the UK, making housing more affordable. However, since the 4th quarter of 2013, we have seen an improvement in the housing market and house prices have started to rise again.
Getting on the property
As we have access to many lenders we are well placed to assist you, however these days it is a necessity to provide a substantial deposit in order to get a mortgage (although there are a number of 95 per cent mortgage deals around), and you may be eligible for further assistance from the Help to Buy Scheme.
A MORTGAGE IS A LOAN SECURED AGAINST YOUR HOME. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.
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