First Time At Home

Welcome to the First Time at Home hub - making moving into your first home a breeze

For those looking to purchase their first home, it can be difficult to know where to start. With an abundance of schemes available for first time buyers, banks, estate agencies and conveyancers to contact, and thousands of available properties across the UK, the entire process can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created the First Time At Home hub for prospective first time buyers who could benefit from some guidance to make sure their first property purchase goes as smoothly as possible.

First Time Buyer Schemes

First homes scheme

The first homes scheme offers considerable discounts on properties for first time buyers - find out how much it could help with your property purchase here.

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Shared ownership - the
ultimate guide

Shared ownership schemes use a 'part buy, part rent' dynamic to help prospective buyers get onto the housing ladder - here's everything you need to know about the scheme.

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What's available for first time buyers
in 2023

With so many options out there for first time buyers, it can be hard to know which scheme will be the most beneficial for you. Here's Centrick's comprehensive rundown on what schemes could benefit you.

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First Time Buyer Schemes – Video Roundup

Watch the video below for a full recap of the schemes, incentives and grants available for first-time buyers in 2023.

In The Know

Is now the right time to buy
my first property?

Interest rates, house prices, buyer demand... all of these factors can make it difficult to determine whether now is the best time to get on the property ladder. So, is it worth waiting?

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What's involved in buying my
first home?

From solicitors to conveyancers, estate agents to mortgage brokers, a number of people work together to ensure that your property purchase runs smoothly. Here's our rundown of who's involved.

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How to get your first mortgage

Unless you're buying with cash, all property purchases start with a mortgage. But how do you acquire a mortgage? Find out here!

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Finding Your First Home

What should you be checking for
when buying your first property?

Going on your first property viewing? Here are the things you should keep an eye out for in your first home.

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How do I know how energy
efficient a property is?

With energy bills rising, many first time buyers are looking for more energy efficient properties. Here's how you can determine the energy efficiency of your new home.

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Where should you buy your first property?

Is it worth buying a swanky city centre flat, a quaint cottage in a secluded village, or a slice of serene suburbia?

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Finding Your First Home – Video Roundup

Watch the video below for our tips on finding your first home with our Head of New Homes, Alex McCormack.

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UK Property Market Forecast - Reading

Download your complete guide to Centrick’s property market predictions for 2023

Explore upcoming trends for 2023 in our latest property guide. Full of interesting insights into the UK sales, lettings and new homes markets, you’ll find everything you need to make the most informed decision on your next property transaction.

After a tumultuous few years for the UK economy and property market, it’s important that you’re in the know when it comes to buying or investing in a new property. Centrick is here to guide you through your next purchase, whatever your goal is. Download the guide or talk to one of our expert team today.


Get in touch

At Centrick, we’re passionate about making your home the best it possibly can be – from beautiful styling to sustainable living, to adding value with investment features, we’re equipped with all of the tips to make your house feel like a home. For the most up-to-date advice, check out the At Home With Centrick hub, updated weekly, or contact the Centrick team using the form below.

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