Research has found that house hunters spend on average just 25 minutes and 30 seconds looking around a property before making the decision about whether they want to buy it or not. I spend longer deciding what suit I’m going to buy.
With the average house now costing on average £250,000 in the UK, this means that each minute that is used in the decision making process is worth £9,804 of the overall price. Continue reading “25 minutes to buy a house ?”
Ten Top Tips for first time buyers
Detailed advice from a professional is always the best way to find out more about the buying process. Here at Crucible we’re proud to offer free advice to First Time Buyers looking for a bit more knowledge about the property market, however, the list below offers a general look at the process and offers some basic information for those starting out on the property ladder. Continue reading “Ten Top Tips for first time buyers”
Do Estate Agents provide value for money?
With so many Estate and Letting Agents to choose from it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. This decision is further complicated when taking into account the vast difference in the fees being charged. Continue reading “Do Estate Agents provide value for money?”
Massive rise in first time buyer numbers
We’re expecting big things in 2015 after a very successful 2014. The key to a bouyant market is arguably the number of first time buyers out there and if 2014’s figures are anything to go by we should be in for a great year.
The number of people buying a home for the first time hit a seven-year high last year, despite prices rising by an average of nine per cent.
The Halifax First Time Buyer Review charts a 22 per cent rise in those purchasing their first property, hitting a total of 326,500 last year. Continue reading “Massive rise in first time buyer numbers”
Now that the media spotlight has faded it’s easy for First Time Buyers to forget that the governments Help to Buy scheme is still very much available to them and is a great way of making it affordable to get the house you want.
This scheme works in two main ways: Continue reading “Help still out there for First Time Buyers”