First Time Buyer Home Show to make debut in Manchester this weekend

Posted 13 September 2016 by Keith Osborne

The well-established and popular first time buyer home show looks for a new audience in the North West as it debuts at the Old Trafford cricket ground...

The First Time Buyer Home Show is taking place for the first time in the North West of England on Saturday 17 September, as the popular event makes its first appearance at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground, from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Following several years of success in and around London, the organisers have decided to bring the format to a new part of the country and give first-time buyers the chance to meet new homes developers, together with a range of supporting experts, and to attend seminars on an array of topics relating to buying a first home.

The whole event, which has been brought together in association with Help to Buy North West, is free to attend, and the list of attending companies includes Barratt Manchester, Redrow, Lovell, Guinness Homes, Plumlife, Garden City Homes and RSC New Homes, along with PLS Solicitors, Which? Mortgage Advisors and representatives from the regional Help to Buy organisation, Help to Buy North West. Visitors to the show will also be able to find out about the other major government initiative, Shared Ownership, which is aimed specifically at people trying to get onto the property ladder for the first time.

Lynda Clark, editor of First Time Buyer magazine and the organiser of the show, says: “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 5% 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.”

“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 great 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.”

You can pre-register for the event and find out more about it at


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