So, you’ve decided to begin planning your first step onto the property ladder. For many, the largest obstacle you will face is saving up enough cash for a house deposit. A house deposit is usually required by most mortgage lenders as your initial contribution towards the cost of your property purchase. For a first time buyer, saving for a house deposit can be particularly difficult – especially if you are currently paying out a large part of your income in rent for your existing accommodation.
Before you begin saving for your house deposit, it’s a good idea to have an idea of roughly how much you’ll need to save and the options available to you if you are struggling to reach this goal. Here is a guide and some tips on how to save for a house deposit. [Read more…]