News and advice: Category: General updates

Buying your home is an exciting experience, but it can also be a daunting process during which you will need expert help and advice.

Our news and advice section contains information from industry experts, buyers who’ve used our schemes and the latest news about government support.

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Buying a home – How long will it take?

This page was written by MHCLG’s home buying & selling team. It typically takes around six months to buy and move into a new home.  The precise amount of time taken will vary from person to person and depend on a number of factors including; whether the buyer also has a home to sell, whether the buyer is purchasing a new build […]

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Advice from the experts: Buying your first home

Kate Faulkner, Managing Director of Designsonproperty.co.uk and Propertychecklists.co.uk shares some top tips for first time buyers looking to get on the property ladder. Buying and owning your own home is an amazing feeling, but for many it can feel unaffordable, especially when it’s often reported the ‘average’ property price is eight or more times the […]

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Advice from the experts: My top tips to help make your first home a reality

Whether buying your first home seems like a distant dream or is something you hope to do in the near future, there are steps you can take now to make home ownership a reality sooner than you think. Buying your first home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, so having a […]