First Time Buyers Desperately Need Independent Advice!

publication date: Feb 25, 2010
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books

First Time Buyers Desperately Need Independent Advice!

So it’s not just Designs on Property that has received lots of requests for help and advice from first time buyers, now Unbiased has revealed that they too have been inundated with guidance requests about the complex task of getting a mortgage.

During the credit crunch, apparently over 40% of enquiries for Unbiased have been from First Time Buyers. For Designs on Property this figure is around 30%, with other people questioning whether it was worth trading up or not; how to find a property ‘below market value’ for investment purposes and whether it was worth selling up for a while and renting in the hope or expectation that prices go down further were other popular questions.

Karen Barrett, Chief Executive of Unbiased, commented: “It is essential that consumers continue to seek advice regardless of the state of the property market, to ensure they are making the best decisions for their individual circumstances.” 

Kate Faulkner from Designs on Property agrees with Karen and urges First Time Buyers to seek as much INDEPENDENT advice as they can to make sure all of the 75 tasks required to buy a home are carried out successfully.

Kate says "It’s because we get so many questions from First Time Buyers who we find struggle to know who to trust; when to believe what an agent is saying; whether a survey is required and if so what type. These are just a few of the questions we get on a weekly basis.

It is because of the number of requests for independent advice that Designs on Property created the First Time Buyer Service. The pack is full of comprehensive information for first time buyers, with the addition of worksheets, mini-projects and checklists to complete.

As well as the pack, you are also guaranteed free one-to-one advice by phone or online to the Designs on Property experts.

Get a helping hand with our new First Time Buyer Service for just £19.99!

Property expert, Kate Faulkner, has joined forces with B&Q and other industry experts to offer a unique service, where you purchase a ‘property project pack’ that gives you:-

  • An A4 ‘how to’ guide (approx 80 pages), containing Dos and Don’ts, Factsheets, Checklists, Handy Tips and Forms
  • Access to Kate and her team, by phone and email, for any queries you might have during your project.

See the full list of Kate Faulkner's unique Property Services here!

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