First Time Home Buyers invited to Workshop to gain free advice

Posted 26 March 2019
To provide support for the growing number of first-time buyers aiming to get on the property ladder in south east Wales property specialists, Parkmans, are holding a First Time Buyers Workshop later this month.

The number of first time buyers in Wales has reached its highest level since 2004 according to research carried out by Lloyds Bank. The report found that there were an estimated 7,791 first-time buyers in Wales in the first half of 2018 compared with 7,600 in the same period the year before – an increase of 3%. The average price for a typical first home in Wales has also grown by 9% to £140,000 with the average first-time buyer aged 30 years old.

The Workshop will take place on Saturday, 30 March 2019, at Parkmans’ Blackwood office. 73 High Street, NP12 1BA. This will be a no obligation workshop designed to talk those looking to buy their first home through the home buying process and impart expert advice and information on the process, timescales and mortgages.

Leanne Melardi, Property Sales Manager at Parkmans said, “Getting on the property ladder is a considerable challenge for many. First-time buyers are having to dig deeper than ever to buy their first home, and with the average price of a home in Wales now over £140,000 and deposits at almost £17,000 it’s not surprising that the average age of a first-time buyer has crept up to 30. Despite these increases, the number of first-time buyers continues to grow and is now at the highest level since 2004. Initiatives such as Help to Buy and record low mortgage rates continue to make buying financially attractive. We want to help those considering buying their first home with some advice and guidance.”  

Scott Malpas from Just Mortgages will also be on hand at the Workshop to offer free mortgage advice. He said, “I want to make sure first time buyers are informed and in the best position to proceed once they find their dream home.”

Parkmans has over 50 years of experience as specialist Estate & Letting Agents, Property Managers and Insurance Brokers in south east Wales. The company is one of the oldest and best respected in its field, as well as being the largest and busiest practice in the Valleys. Visit the website for more information:; Email: or telephone: 01495 224444.

To book your place at the event on 30 March please telephone the Blackwood office on: 01495 244396 or email:



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