If you are a first time buyer, we have put together a really in depth first time buyer guide which will really help you out. The process of buying and getting a first time buyer mortgage can seem confusing and a little painful as there are so many choices. The fun bit is buying your new home, not getting the mortgage. Don’t worry we know this!

At Barr Financial we are focused not only on making sure you get the best deal fist time buyer mortgage, you are advised correctly but also we want to make sure it goes smoothly for you, with us helping you along the way.

At Barr Financial we have created a First Time Buyer Guide. Click To TweetThe contents for the guide are drawn from our experience of helping people like you to buy their first home, giving you a simple and useful resource. You can email us and we will happily send you a copy…

The first time buyer guide covers everything from saving for a deposit to moving in and the glossary at the end of the guide is designed to help you understand the terms you may be unfamiliar with that are used during the buying process.


Snippet from the first time buyer guide:


What a first time buyer should always do before they buy?

This section of the guide offers advice and inspiration from our first time buyer mortgage brokers when taking your first steps towards buying a property, from saving for a deposit to comparing mortgage incentive schemes.

The mini first time buyer guides include:

  • How to save for a house deposit.
  • Negotiating a house offer.
  • Shared ownership versus shared equity.
  • Mortgage incentive schemes for first time buyers.
  • Freehold or leasehold – what is the difference?
  • Buying a new build home versus buying an existing home.

But remember, you can always come and see us or just have a chat. You will have lots of questions and we are here to help every step of the way. Just get in touch.

First time buyer guide – understanding the buying process:

So you’ve found the perfect property – what happens next? Click To Tweet This section of the guide will improve your understanding of making an offer, surveys, exchanging contracts, and more.

  • What is conveyancing?
  • Having an offer accepted on a house – what happens next?
  • Exchanging house contracts and completing.
  • What are searches when buying a house?
  • Why do I need a home survey?
  • Planning your removals for your first home move.
  • What is negative equity?


First time buyer guide – understanding the lingo!

The guide also contains a comprehensive list of the terminology you may come across when looking to buy your first home. Hopefully this will help you to make sense of the process.

If you are a first time buyer and want to put yourself in the best possible position to get your first mortgage and home then drop us an email and we will email you a copy of our full guide.

First Time Buyer Guides

Should You Get A Fixed Rate Mortgage?

When Is The Best Time To Buy A House?

What is an AIP?

How to make an offer on a house?

How to negotiate a house price?

A story of why a first time buyer should always use a mortgage broker?

First Time Buyer Guide

First Time Buyer Mortgage: Top tips from the experts

The ultimate first time buyer guide

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