25 minutes to buy a house ?

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

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”

Massive rise in first time buyer numbers

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”