Buying your first house in today’s property climate is no easy task, but it is certainly a rewarding one. Millennials don’t have it all on a plate, and it takes a lot of determination, not to mention giving up those sacred avocado toasts ;). Whilst you might see buying your first home as a long way off, it’s never too early to begin preparing. You can look into different schemes which might help you to get your foot on the ladder earlier than expected, and it’s good to know exactly what buying a house entails. Know where you stand, and if the dream of buying a house is actually closer than you may think!
This week has seen changes to the UK budget that could make pathways to home ownership for 1st time buyers better than we’ve seen for a long time. As always we were given a few tit-bits of information prior to the budget being officially released by Chancellor Phillip Hammond and these leaks made us hopeful that this time around the Government was going to aim to tackle the ongoing housing issues that have blighted this country for years.
The younger generation have in recent decades become dismayed that the prospect of being able to get onto the property ladder has become an unachievable dream for them. This year, massive changes to the key policy on Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers, could mean that home ownership becomes a very real possibility for many.
Yep, we’ve said it. Christmas will be here before you know it and just as now is the time to start planning your presents, it’s also the time to get cracking if you really want to be eating turkey in your new abode.
December 25th represents a significant deadline for some people. Spending the festive season in a new home is a driving factor for many people who are moving at this time of year, and we typically see the numbers of properties being sold rising at this time of year.
So, if you’re dreaming of putting up your tree in your next home, is there anything you do to get moving now? If you’re prepared to fully focus on paperwork, be sensible about your pricing and get super organised your dream could become a reality, though it will depend on the market demand in your area.
Here’s some tips on speeding up your buying process, so you can toast the festive season in your brand new home.
Getting a mortgage is one of the biggest and scariest commitments you’ll ever make in your life. Once you’ve taken the plunge, it’s true you could be liable for an awful lot of money, but the benefits of having a mortgage can far outweigh the risks.
It can be tempting to stick to renting, there are definitely advantages involved. Relying on a landlord when things go wrong is a safety net for many, but it’s not always as easy as that. When you own your home, you’re the master of the ship. Nobody dictates what you can and can’t do with the place you call home. You don’t have to follow the rules set out in your tenancy. You can do things on your own terms.
You are entering into a big agreement with your mortgage provider, but looking around for the best rates often means you finish up paying for less for your monthly mortgage repayment than you would for your monthly rent. Financial freedom often comes from having a lower repayment and not being so restricted by your finances before payday.