First Home

AD: Helping family to buy their first home

Owning your own home is a dream for many of us, but getting on the property ladder is challenging. Family are often the first ones to turn to for support, with parents and grandparents playing an increasingly critical role, but lending or gifting money to family doesn’t come without challenges of its own. As a parent with three adult children and three younger ones, this is something we have some experience of, with our daughter Abbey buying her flat back in the summer of 2018, with her boyfriend. This was something that they could not have achieved without the ‘bank …

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New Home

New Build or Old Banger: Which House Should I Invest in?

The decision to invest in a new build or old build house can be a tricky one. Here, we provide all the information you need before you make your final decision… There’s plenty to consider if you’re investing in a house, with one of the most important decisions being whether you want to search for a new build or old build house. New build and old build houses both come with their own set of benefits, challenges, and processes. For example, you might consider working with new build property conveyancing specialists, or other experts who can guide you through your …

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First-Time Buyers Tips

Buying your first home is probably one of the biggest investments you will ever make, and although it’s an exciting time, it can also be rather terrifying. It is not just as simple as setting your budget, picking your ideal property, exchanging money and being given your keys. There is plenty of guidance out there on how to navigate buying, from getting the lowdown on help-to-buy schemes, understanding property searches, to knowing where to start when securing a mortgage, but what happens when those keys are finally in your hand? We bought a do-er upper property 14 years ago and …

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