First time buyers FAQ

Figuring out the challenges and hurdles of purchasing a new property can be confusing, and complex. If you have questions about the process our FAQ guide may help.
Published: 28-06-2018

How much deposit will I need for a first time buyer mortgage?

Can I get a loan for my mortgage deposit?

How much can I borrow?

How long can I borrow for?

How much will my mortgage repayments be?

How will lenders decide if I am eligible for a mortgage?

How can I prepare to get my first mortgage?

What type of mortgage should I opt for?

When should I apply for a mortgage?

What do I need to apply for a mortgage?

How long does it take to get a mortgage?

What are the steps involved in getting a mortgage?

Are there special deals for first time buyers?

How does a mortgage guarantor work?

How can I check my credit rating?

Should I use a mortgage broker?

What is Help to Buy and how does it help first time buyers?

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