First Time Buyer Home Show To Help With Homeownership Struggles In North West

With levels of homeownership reported to be at their lowest in thirty years* it’s no surprise to hear that first time buyers in the North West are facing the biggest pressures when it comes to getting onto the housing ladder. Research published by think-tank, Resolution Foundation, claims that a growing trend of would-be homeowners struggling to raise funds for a deposit has played a major role in this depreciation.

First Time Home Buyer Show Comes To Manchester

Aspiring homebuyers in the North West may be surprised to learn about some of the many ways to get onto the property ladder with a lower deposit saved at the forthcoming First Time Buyer Home Show in Manchester this September. A show designed specially to help those struggling to get onto the property ladder, the free to attend event is expected to welcome thousands of homebuying hopefuls through its doors next month.

Lynda Clark, editor of First Time Buyer Magazine comments: “With homeownership reported to be at an all-time low, many first time buyers in the North West may be feeling despondent about the prospect of getting onto the property ladder. The good news is that whilst homeownership in the traditional sense is still proving difficult for first timers, there are many new ways that homeownership can be achieved. Schemes such as Help to Buy and Shared Ownership, which have been designed to reduce the upfront costs of homeownership, are proving increasingly popular with first time buyers.”

The First Time Buyer Home Show will be held at the Lancashire County Cricket Club at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday 17th September from 9am until 3pm and will provide free financial, legal and practical advice as well as offering a wide range of properties currently available. The one-stop shop will also explain the use of homebuying schemes including Shared Ownership and the government-backed Help to Buy scheme – both which allow first time buyers to get onto the property ladder with as little as a 5% deposit.
 

Lynda Clark, editor of First Time Buyer Magazine comments:


“This is a fantastic event which, over the years, has helped thousands of first time buyers to find out everything they need to know about getting onto the property ladder. With so much negativity about homeownership out there highlighting vast sums required for deposits and increasing house prices, first time buyers might be forgiven for thinking they don’t ever stand a chance of owning their own four walls.

The reality is much different and thanks to a range of schemes and buying options which can mean owning a home with as little as a five per cent deposit, buying a property is absolutely a possibility. By coming to speak to us at the show, first time buyers will be able to find out how they can buy their first home too.”

In association with Help to Buy North West, exhibitors on the day include Help to Buy North West, Barratt Manchester, Guinness Homes, PLS Solicitors, Plumlife, Which? Mortgage Advisors, RSC New Homes, Lovell Homes, Countryside and Leeds Building Society.  A series of useful seminars will also be held throughout the event, offering further practical advice about buying a home. 

Lynda Clark adds: “We have such a wide range of exhibitors lined up and ready to provide free and practical home buying advice to anyone who attends the event. Saving days of visiting different properties and hours of trawling through the internet, the show is a positive way to find out lots of useful information all under one roof with the experts to hand. Those who attend the show will leave fully equipped with everything they need to know about their next steps towards owning their first home.”

The First Time Buyer Home Show North West will be held at Lancashire County Cricket Club at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday 17th September at 9am until 3pm. For further information and to register for the free event, visit www.ftbhomeshow.com.
 
 
To find out more about this press release, please contact Rachel Colgan at [email protected] or call 07886 873747. 

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Publish date: 13/09/2016