First-time buyers nearing forty 

First-time buyers nearing forty 

The average prospective buyer predicts they will be 37 years old by the time they finally step on the property ladder, up from 32 years old only two years ago. The survey by First Direct also found that 86% of prospective first-time buyers considered the...
Be ready to buy in four steps

Be ready to buy in four steps

The home-buying process can be complex for the first-time buyer (FTB). So much so that finding the right home can start to seem like the least of your concerns! Here are some top tips to prepare financially before you kick off your search: Know what you need. Before...
Equity Release for the everyday?

Equity Release for the everyday?

In difficult financial conditions, many people are looking to make savings. For those fortunate enough to own their own home, that could mean releasing equity from your home. In the first half of 2022, 19.6% of equity release plans were taken out to cover everyday...
Will house prices fall in 2023?

Will house prices fall in 2023?

House prices are widely predicted to fall next year, with drops of around 5% anticipated1. As mortgage rates rise, dampening demand and supply increases mean that prices are projected to fall. Buyer demand has dropped by a third since the September ‘mini-budget’ when...