How to buy your first home: from saving a deposit to collecting your keys

A new guide to buying a first home pulls together advice from property influencers

While buying a house can be a wonderful experience, there are some common pitfalls. Photograph: iStock

While buying a house can be a wonderful experience, there are some common pitfalls. Photograph: iStock

Anyone who has ever bought a property will know the stress involved in finding the right place, agreeing on a price, ticking all the legal boxes, and sealing the deal.

No matter how seasoned a property mogul you might be, there is always an element of anxiety in the process, and this is multiplied for first-time buyers who may not be aware of all the necessary requirements and the best path to take on the journey to becoming a homeowner.

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