First time buyers and the dilemmas they face in trying to get onto the housing ladder are never far from the news.
The latest study suggests that the average age of a FTB has risen to 31, and that raising a deposit remains something of a battle.
Other research reveals that the average FTB needs to earn £41,000 to get a mortgage, and that this could leave some would-be home hunters feeling even more under pressure.
The KPMG study claims the average FTB in the UK needs to earn almost twice the average wage (£22,000) in order to secure a mortgage, depending where they live.
However, help is at hand for first time buyers looking to snap up a brand new home in the Linden Homes Midlands region – with the Help to Buy scheme proving increasingly popular.
Sales director Clare Phillips said: “Buying a new home has many advantages over a second hand home, and our sales professionals are happy to help first time buyers, and our other purchasers, answer any concerns they may have not only about the customer journey and buying process, but local area knowledge – which to many people is a priority when it comes to schools, work and amenities.
“We want to put our buyers in the driving seat, not just when it comes to the design of house but to their home lifestyle choice.”
And if you are a first time buyer – here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself as you prepare to make arguably the biggest decision of your life:
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