Will you spot WhatHouse? at the First Time Buyer Home Show this weekend?
Now is a very busy time for the new homes industry, with summer holidays a dim and distance past, the kids settled back at school and people acting fast to move in by Christmas.
It’s also time for the latest London edition of the First Time Buyer Home Show, and as Whathouse.com’s editor, I’ll be at the show at the Business Design Centre this Saturday 8 October to take a look at who is exhibiting and who is looking for their first home in and around the capital. If you’re at the show, take a look around the crowd to spot me (picture right) and say hello, or give me some feedback about what you’ve seen and how it may have helped you in your home search.
I’ll also be there getting comments from a host of new homes providers, such as Thames Valley Housing, Inspired Homes, Magna Group and Site Sales, as well as many companies from the legal and mortgages sectors. Visitors will also benefit from a day of free seminars on a variety of topics to help first-time buyers get to grips with homeownership, including the low-down on Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes. Having achieved great success with their first show in Manchester last month, the event team is looking forward to a successful day in central London.
Show organiser Lynda Clark says: “Without schemes like Shared Ownership and Help to Buy, getting onto the property ladder would just not be possible for many thousands of first-time buyers in London and the South East. As rental costs continue to rise, potential first time buyers struggle to make the savings they need to towards a deposit and just can’t deal with the monthly costs of owning a home. The lower deposit amounts required through the use of these schemes often lead to better mortgage rates and allow first time buyers to make considerable savings.
“Whichever scheme you opt for, there are many helpful ways to buy a more affordable home in the current market. Broadly speaking, the scheme that will suit you best will depend on the area that you want to live and the type of property you want to buy. The main thing is that all first timers are aware of the options available to them and can make the most of all the opportunities available in order to buy the right home for them”
Find out more about the event at www.ftbhomeshow.com
See you there!