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Are You A New First-Time Buyer?

Last year, saw 408,379 people collect the keys to their first home.  It was the first year the number of first-time buyers had exceeded 400K since 2006.  If you were one of those first-time buyers, you might be feeling somewhat nervous about the future.  Here are some...

Understanding Help to Buy Equity Loan

The original Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme is being phased out and replaced by a successor. This is very similar to the original but has some important differences. Here is a quick guide to what you need to know. First-time buyers can get a 20% interest-free equity...

Where Now For Mortgages?

The Stamp Duty holiday appears to have stimulated the housing market. It is, however, only of benefit to people who can afford to buy. For many people, their ability to buy depends on their ability to get a mortgage. Right now, however, that is a major challenge for a...

Managing mortgage stress – we’re here for you

Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a second- stepper or further up the housing ladder, buying a home and getting a mortgage is always a big move and can feel a bit like a roller coaster ride at the best of times. Now there is the added complications and worries that...

My journey as a first-time buyer

Being a First Time Buyer was daunting to start with, but once I got in touch with an Openwork Adviser, they settled all my nerves and made the process of buying a place to call home incredibly easy. The big decision Before I could look at houses and house prices, I...