Independent buying 'saves money'

by Christopher Evans

Buying and selling homes independently helps first-time buyers to get on the housing ladder more easily, it has been suggested.

Company director at direct selling firm the Little House Company Jane Marr said such a move is one of many ways in which those who do not own property can clear the hurdle of getting on the ladder.

She stated: "First-time buyers need to consider searching for homes being sold privately as the owners are saving on agent's fees," arguing that such sellers may be able to listen to an offer from a first-time buyer.

Ms Marr's comments come after a survey this month indicated that nearly two-thirds of those who do not currently own a home believe they never will.

The poll by PropertyLive.co.uk found 65 per cent thinking this way, while only five per cent believed they will get a mortgage in the next six months.

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Published on: May 27, 2009

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