I used a LISA to get a £6,000 bonus to add to my deposit, and I think more of you should know about them! Find out what went wrong for me, and what I wish I knew sooner.
(and what you can look up yourself). When you’re looking around somebody else’s house, it can be hard to know what to say – here’s where to start.
How I managed to drag my savings from zero (well, technically minus something) to a little more than the £32,927 average UK deposit over the last 5 years.
Nobody can tell you how long it takes to buy a house – but here’s my full timeline of my own purchase as a first time buyer.
When I started looking into buying a house, I had no idea how different it would be to what I’ve seen on TV, or even my experience as a prospective tenant. Also there’s a baby pic of me in this post…
We’re all aware that in order to buy a house you should save up – but once you’ve decided on your budget and what percentage deposit you’re working towards, how much extra does a first time buyer need to have on hand?
Saving up for a house deposit is difficult. Growing your savings while paying rent (that’s probably more than your mortgage is going to be) is an even bigger challenge. Here’s how I added more than £10,000 to my deposit using every trick and loophole in the book.