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First Time Buyer Mortgage

If you're looking to buy a home, you'll most likely need to apply for a mortgage. It's a loan which is secured against the value of the property.

Securing a mortgage for your first home can be a lengthy and confusing process with lots of decisions to make.

A mortgage is a loan secured against your home.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it.




Check your finances

The size of your mortgage will be affected by your deposit – this is the amount you will be contributing to the house purchase. Usually, the larger the deposit, the better the mortgage deal you will be able to get which, in turn, will help to reduce your monthly repayments.




Agreement (or Decision) in Principle

An Agreement in Principle (AIP) helps you understand how much you could borrow before you apply for a mortgage. It’s also known as a Mortgage Promise or Decision in Principle and is often seen as the first step to buying or remortgaging a home. An Agreement in Principle is obligation-free and only involves a soft credit check, which means there is no impact on your credit score.

Having an Agreement in Principle can help you get ahead of the competition when making an offer on a property as it demonstrates your mortgage application will be considered by a lender up to the stated amount. However, this does not guarantee a mortgage offer.

An Agreement in Principle gives you the opportunity to return to your full application later after you've had an offer accepted.



Check out a mortgage deal

When you're buying your first home, you will have specific needs when it comes to finding a mortgage that suits you. We work from a comprehensive panel which is representative of the whole of the market; we can talk you through from fixed rates to variable rates and from capped rates to offset mortgages.

If you are considering buying a shared ownership property, that's something we can assist you with.

The important thing is to find a mortgage that suits you!



Complete your application

Once you're ready to proceed, you will need to complete a full mortgage application, we will assist you with this. We will include the details of your property and the type of mortgage you want to proceed with.




A mortgage is a loan secured against your home.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage or any other debt secured on it.

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.