The essential guide for first-time buyers

There are many pitfalls on the road to owning your own home and being prepared is key to success

30th October, 2016
First-time buyers should be wary of mortgage incentives Picture: iStock

With rents going through the roof, new properties in short supply and multiple bidders for many second-hand homes, buying your first home is a tricky business. Getting a mortgage will require would-be buyers to save a substantial deposit and jump through a few hoops as lenders assess their creditworthiness. Here’s our guide to surviving the process.

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