Major Liverpool event for first time buyers

10.09.2009

An exciting event for first time buyers is coming to Liverpool, providing the full package of advice and information to help buyers find an affordable new home.

The Key Event: The First Time Buyers’ Show will take place at the BT Convention Centre, part of the Arena complex, Kings Waterfront, Liverpool on Saturday, 10 October from 10am – 5pm. 

The Key Event: The First Time Buyers’ Show is sponsored by rightmove.co.uk and organised by HomesHub, the government’s HomeBuy Agent for Merseyside and Cheshire and part of plus dane group. The event is supported by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the national housing and regeneration agency for England, and by Liverpool City Council and NewHeartlands. 

Entry to the event and all services are free. Visitors can:

  • Find quality, affordable homes from a wide range of developers;
  • Access HomeBuy advice – including HomeBuy Direct, which provides 30% equity loans towards the cost of a new home;
  • Discuss mortgage advice with lenders;
  • Discuss money matters in confidence with Independent Financial Advisors;
  • Meet first-time buyer friendly solicitors;
  • Get independent help and support through the buying process from Access to Home Ownership.  

Appointments with Independent Financial Advisors will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  

Ben Clay, Head of Home Ownership at plus dane group, told us: “There is still a wide choice of quality, affordable homes available to first time buyers and HomeBuy provides an extra boost for customers seeking an affordable home. This is theonly first time buyers’ event for Merseyside this year and I’d urge anyone interested in finding out more about the choices available to come along to access a complete package of information, advice and support.” 

Deborah McLaughlin, Regional Director North West for the HCA, said: “It is great to see would-be homebuyers in Liverpool offered this opportunity to get such excellent advice in their search for a house. It is certainly more difficult to buy a home at the moment – but it’s not impossible. By bringing developers, lenders and financial advisors together under the same roof, we will be able to let people know what is out there to help them and how to access it. This event could open the right doors for first time buyers looking for a mortgage by advising them on the latest options available including the various HCA funded HomeBuy products.”

This major event is attracting a wide range of exhibitors. Already confirmed are:

  • Access to Home Ownership
  • Be Moneywise & Home Ownership Advisory Service
  • Bellway Homes
  • Barratt Homes
  • Gleeson
  • Halifax
  • Homes and Communities Agency 
  • HomesHub
  • Homes Now
  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Keepmoat
  • Miller Homes
  • Morris Homes
  • Muse Developments
  • NewHeartlands
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • …and more!

 To find out more, visit www.thekeyevent.org/merseyside or call HomesHub on 0845 603 4559.