Why has the average age of first time buyers risen?

It’s no secret that the average age of a first-time buyer in the UK has risen. A variety of data sources, from the CML to lender Halifax, show that the average age of a first-time buyer is now 30 years old. That’s up from 23 in the 1960s. But, the question many people continue to ask is why are first-time buyers now so much older?

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10 Things a First Time Buyer Should Know

Planning on buying your first property? It’s an exciting time, but the experience can also prove to be stressful if you don’t plan properly. Here are 10 of the most important things first time buyers need to know to make the experience a good one.

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Top Advice for First-Time Buyers

Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. This is inevitable for such a large investment, but if you plan your moves carefully you can help the process to go smoothly. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when you decide to get on the housing ladder.

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Damp: How to Detect It Before You Move In

When you find a property that you like the look of and you want to make an offer, one of the things to always check for is damp. Damp is a very common problem in properties, and while it can be relatively easy to fix, it can sometimes be very difficult and quite expensive.

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Avoiding buying a home in a flood area

Flooding can cause havoc for families and communities. It is indiscriminate in how it effects properties within geographic locales prone to flooding. This article will highlight why you should avoid buying a home in a flood area. The issue here isn’t just about a property prone to flooding but the wider impact surrounding mortgage assistance, property insurance and personal safety that results from buying a property in a flood risk area.

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5 tips for securing a mortgage

Buying a property is said to be one of the most stressful times in your life and with the added pressures of securing finance for a dream home, the process can prove a daunting task. Whether you are looking to purchase your first home or are considering investment options such as a buy-to-let, there are a variety of important factors that can affect your position to borrow.

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