We hold your hand every step of the way, ensuring that buying your first home is as simple as can be.
1. Get saving
Our tip is to get saving where you can. Placing even a small sum of money into an ISA or savings account each month can go a long way.
2. Improve your credit score
Your credit score is a crucial factor when looking at your mortgage eligibility. Your bank can help you with how to improve your spending to build up your score and could even improve your mortgage rates.
3. Chat to a Mortgage Advisor
Chat with a Mortgage Advisor, such as Connect Financial Solutions, about how much you can afford and how much you have saved to pay towards your deposit, then how much you can afford to borrow to pay back monthly once purchased.
There are a few first-time buyer schemes to get you on the property ladder. Plenty of mortgage providers are now offering the newly introduced 95% mortgage scheme, where first-time buyers are eligible for 5% deposits. Another first-time buyer mortgage scheme is the First Homes scheme, where you could get a 30% discount on the market value of new-build homes. Our friendly experts at Redbrik New Homes are always on hand to help you out when looking for a new build.
4. Consider using the Help to Buy: Equity Loan Scheme
The Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme is exclusive to first time buyers, where the government lends homebuyers up to 20% of the cost of a newly built home. The criteria require you to be over 18 years of age, and be a first-time buyer who has not previously owned any property or land, have any form of Sharia mortgage finance, own a home purchased with others or inherited, be married or in a cohabiting relationship with a homeowner, and you cannot buy a second home whilst using this scheme.
Letting our property through Redbrick has been a good experience Jake McLean has looked after us and been very helpful when dealing with some issues at the property. Everything was dealt with in a timely manner and the communication has been excellent. We would definitely use them again.
As a Landlord I have found Redbrik Estate Agents to be a great help.
Nowadays the law often seems to be on the side of the tenant but Redbrik offer much help and guidance for the landlord also and I feel that my property is safe in their hands.
Georgina who manages my property is professional and friendly and a pleasure to correspond with, always replying to any questions or problems I have very quickly.
If you have a property to let Redbrik will help you find a suitable tenant and therefore a certain peace of mind about who is occupying it. This to me is worth a lot because it can save so much expense and disruption in the future.
Highly recommended Estate Agents!