First Time Buyers' Home - Right Time to Buy?

publication date: Sep 29, 2011
author/source: Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property and Author of Which? Property Books

First Time Buyers' Home


Right Time to Buy?

On most days we are answering your property questions for free on our forum.

This is just one of the latest questions we've answered:-

Q - I have been saving and now have enough for a 10% deposit, I'm a first time buyer, with prices low should I buy now or wait to see if prices fall further?

A - Congrats on saving for a deposit for a home, it isn't easy, but now you have that money, it is a good time to look for a home.

Whether you buy or not really depends on what's happening in your local market, for example two bed homes on the north side of where you live might be falling in value as there are lots for sale and few buyers. In the south of the area, there may only be a few for sale and lots of buyers, so prices could be going up.

The most important question to ask though is how long you are going to live in the property for. To 'ride' out the current lows of the property market you are likely to have to stay in the property (whatever your circumstances) for five or more years, as it'll take a while for prices to start moving up. VIEW THE FULL ANSWER HERE

Why not visit our First Time Buyers' section for more help and read some of our articles and top tips.  

Watch videos on FIRST TIME BUYERS' Property Myths HERE!

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  • An A4 ‘how to’ guide (approx 80 pages), containing Dos and Don’ts, Factsheets, Checklists, Handy Tips and Forms
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