Aspiring homeowners in London will be set to kickstart their homebuying goals in 2020 by attending the First Time Buyer Home Show, which is returning to the Old Town Hall in Stratford E15 on Saturday 7th March. Completely free to attend, this popular event is set to once again help first time buyers receive a wide range of advice and support to help them get on the property ladder.

London’s first time buyers continue to look East in search of green space, art, retail, and culture, as Stratford is fast transforming into a dynamic hub for those searching for lifestyle with a more manageable price tag. With Crossrail set to arrive in 2021, buyers looking to locate to the area will also be set to invest in even faster links to the city. The increase in popularity in East London is reflected in a recent house price boom, which has seen property values in Newham increase by 49 per cent over the past 5 years.**

Lynda Clark, Director of the First Time Buyer Home Show, says: “Stratford has always been on the radar for smart homebuyers looking to invest in affordable pockets in Europe’s most expensive city. However, since the 2012 London Olympics, Stratford has grown to become a cultural quarter, resulting in a homebuying boom in this busy corner of East London. And it looks like there’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon, with Crossrail, the new V&A East project, and more on the way.”

The First Time Buyer Home Show is set to open its doors at 10am on Saturday 7th March, with a goal to show buyers that not only is homeownership possible in London, but also that areas such as Stratford offer priced-out buyers the chance to get on the housing ladder. Last year, a record number of Londoners visited the First Time Buyer Home Show, and this year, organisers are expecting to help even more people get onto the property ladder.

On the day, a range of exhibitors, including headline sponsor SiteSales, will be on hand to offer visitors informal advice about how to get a foot up on the property ladder in London. Visitors will be able to ask questions about mortgages and finance, the different types of homebuying schemes available, the buying process, the kinds of homes that are available to purchase locally, and more. Visitors will be able to attend useful seminars on key homebuying topics delivered by industry specialists.

Ria Saulter, Director at SiteSales Property Group, said: “Having operated in and around Stratford and East London for many years now, we have definitely experienced an increase in interest from buyers looking to purchase their first home in the area. The First Time Buyer Home Show in Stratford is a unique opportunity to meet face to face with a range of homebuyers, be it at the start or the final stages of their homebuying journey. Too often advice can be confusing and misleading, but we aim to offer helpful and relevant support to anyone who comes along on the day.”