Purchasing property is a financially complex endeavor that can cause the naive and unsavvy to waste thousands of dollars unnecessarily. Here are 15 simple steps that will help to point first-time home buyers in the right direction. (Naturally, the first step is to save like crazy.)
For most people, putting a deposit together will be the biggest hurdle in the process -- so start saving as hard as you can. Our monthly Ratehacker column rounds up the best deals in everything from credit cards to savings accounts, so that would be a good first port of call. Good luck!