High prices and frazzled finances mean many young people are struggling to buy their first property. But think laterally and you can make your dreams come true.
The economic thunderstorms have abated and, at long last, there’s not just a trickle, but a stream of first-time buyers returning to the property market. Nevertheless, the fallout from recession means many have low confidence or don’t realise how to make the most of the opportunities out there. In a bid to boost the morale of this bold, new breed of mortgage-holder, we went calling on Britain’s house-buying experts and have come back with 20 invaluable pieces of advice.