1st Edition

Buying Your Home A Practical Guide for First-Time Buyers

By Lien Luu, Ai-Quang Tonthat Copyright 2022
    204 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    204 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Many young people aspire to own their own home but face a myriad of challenges such as high property prices, the need to raise a large deposit, and difficulties of getting a mortgage.

    The process of buying a property is also stressful, fraught with complexity and uncertainty, and a mistake can prove very costly. This book therefore provides a much-needed step-by-step guide to help those seeking to buy a property for the first time.

    Packed with helpful and practical tips, this book gives a complete overview of the house-buying process, including finance, legal and property aspects. The authors discuss a wide range of topics, including:

    • creating the right mindset
    • the pros and cons of home ownership
    • how to choose a suitable property
    • how to save for a deposit
    • how to negotiate for a better price
    • how to get a mortgage
    • the steps in the house-buying process
    • how to ensure that mortgage payments can always be met

    The book is written by experienced property buyers who have bought multiple properties, who have worked as a mortgage adviser and financial planner and who understand personal finance. It will be essential reading for undergraduate students in the field of accounting and finance and will also appeal to the general public, particularly those seeking to buy a property for the first time. After reading the book, readers will be able to map out a plan to buy their first property with greater confidence and make a better and more informed decision that will bring financial rewards.

    1. Why should you buy? 2. Creating the right mindset for buying your first home 3. The house-buying process  4. Where and what to buy 5. Negotiating the price of your property 6. How to raise money for a deposit 7. Government schemes to help first-time buyers 8. How to get a mortgage 9. Understand your legal rights and obligations 10. How to protect your assets 11. Planning your purchase


    Lien Bich Luu is Chartered Financial Planner and Associate Professor in Finance at Coventry University, UK.

    Ai-Quang Tonthat is Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance at the University of Northampton, UK.