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Accessing the Help to Buy: Equity Loan

Buying with Help to Buy As of Thursday 2nd January 2020, prospective buyers will need to apply for the Help to Buy: Equity Loan via one of three Help to Buy Agents. These agents have been appointed by the government to offer the scheme in England and are on hand to support you in the…

Buy a Shared Ownership home with under £6,000!

Get on the property ladder in London with a £6,000 deposit or less! Based on recent findings, a sole purchaser looking to buy their first home on the open market will take an average of eight years and four months to save enough for a deposit. It’s therefore no surprise that so many first time…

New Year, New Home: Getting on the property ladder in 2020

Find a home to call your own this New Year! As we bid farewell to 2019, it’s likely that people are starting to look to the future and have been busy setting themselves new year’s resolutions. For many, that dream is to finally buy a home to call their own. If you’re one of these…

Queens Speech: Shared Ownership and more affordable homes

The Queen’s Speech today outlined the government’s plans for housing, including a Planning White Paper, Single Housing Infrastructure and a consultation on discounted house prices for local people and key workers. Over the next five years, the government has pledged that at least one million more homes will be built. In the coming months, steps…

Next: Four festive décor tips for your first home

Christmas is an exciting time – and even more so when it’s your first one in a new home! Many of us put plenty of thought into our Christmas decorations to make sure our surroundings have the ultimate “snuggle factor”, investing in cinnamon-scented candles, Nativity-style ornaments and fairy lights to brighten up our abodes. But…

Inexpensive Ways to Theft-Proof Your Home

While Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also rife with crime. The festive season is a prime opportunity for thieves who know that excited buyers will be stocking up on all kinds of goodies for their nearest and dearest. However, while Christmas may leave your wallet feeling a little lighter,…

Overview of Conservative Housing Policies

Back in November, the Conservative’s guaranteed that a majority government would deliver more housing, helping more people to buy their own home and deliver a fairer deal for renters. Following the General Election on December 12th and a win for the party, we’ve taken a look at their key housing policies: One million new houses…

‘Tis the season for home ownership with Share to Buy!

Top 5 on Share to Buy! According to new research from the Bank of England, Brits increase their monthly spending by £800 on average during December, splashing their cash on gifts, decorations, and Christmas celebrations. While first time buyers may dream of hosting the holidays in their own abode, festive spending can make saving for…

Top Tips: Get that festive feeling at home

Christmas may be the most magical time of the year but it comes with some pitfalls. Mainly, everywhere is busy and everything is expensive. However, being able to spend a little extra time at home with your nearest and dearest is one of the best things about the festive period. So, we’ve taken a look…

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