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First Time Buyers Mortgage Guide

This guide was last updated 9 February 2024

So you’re thinking about buying your first home – how exciting! Although this is a really great moment in your life, it can also be quite overwhelming as it’s the first time you’ve gone through the buying process.

Also, because your home is likely to be the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought, it’s important to get it right!

We have created a guide, specifically for first time buyers, that explains the whole process step by step, right from how to get yourself mortgage ready, through to Help to Buy schemes and helpful checklists to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Download our First Time Buyers guide here.

We talk about the buying process in simple terms that are easy to digest and understand, but if there’s anything you’d like explained in a little more detail, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

To speak to one of our experienced advisers call 0207 220 5110 or arrange a call using the form below.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

    There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend on your circumstances. The fee is up to 1% but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.

    Andrew Montlake

    Written by Andrew Montlake

    Andrew Montlake, better known as Monty, began his journey with an Hons degree in Economics & Politics before starting in the mortgage industry in February 1994. As a main founder of Coreco in 2009, he successfully grew the brand, marketing, and communications, and was made MD in 2019 focussing on the overall vision, strategy, and culture of the company. As Coreco’s media spokesperson, Andrew can often be seen or heard on TV and radio as well as regularly commenting in the national, local, and trade press. He is the author of this acclaimed Mortgage Blog and is well-known for his social media, podcasts, and public speaking. Andrew is now proud to serve as Chairman of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, (AMI) as a cheerleader for the Mortgage Industry as a whole and continues to work at the coal face, writing mortgage business and advising clients.

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