There's no such thing as a free lunch

At Miller Homes we know there's no such thing as a free lunch. Not least in the current climate with the rising cost of food expected to hit us hard in the pocket for years to come.

Yes grabbing a sandwich from your nearest eatery might be quick convenient and taste great but you could be spending more than you think. Remember our blog on looking after the pennies? Well add this cost up over 12 months and you could be blowing up to £1000 a year money which could be better saved towards that dream home.

In today's property market many of the struggles experienced by first time buyers are in raising the deposits required to get that all important first step onto the ladder. But with a goal in sight saving for a deposit may be easier than you think and we like to think that a little can go a long way.

A recent survey from suggests that the average age of a first time buyer has now risen to 38. As depressing as this sounds we've been working hard to ensure you won't have to wait quite that long.

We have developed a number of schemes designed to help first time buyers take that all important step onto the property ladder. From Deposit Match to equity loan schemes such as MiWay and the government backed HomeBuy Direct we have a scheme to help almost anyone to buy their dream home.

Our latest scheme MiFamily Deposit enables a family member to pay up to 20% towards the deposit on selected propertiesinstantly earning them the equivalent of 5% interest over 5 years. It's a win-win situation for both you and your family member. You get your deposit and they get their interest. It really is as simple as that.

So why not pop down to your nearest development and see what's on offer? There's sure to be a brand spanking new home out there for you.

In the meantimeI'm off to eat a well earned lunch (homemade of course!).

Andy Moorhead Marketing Manager @ Miller Homes