Getting on the property ladder is a goal for most millennials. But the reality of actually buying a house is tough. People find the whole house-buying experience more stressful than getting divorced, having a baby, or starting a new job, according to a new study by Vivo Property Buyers.] With most of us still struggling to save enough for a deposit while paying off student loans and sinking most of our pay cheques into rent, even with schemes like Help to Buy, it can all seem daunting. So if you're considered taking the plunge, there are plenty of ways to make buying a house less stressful.
The urge to own our own homes is as strong as ever — I personally want to host dinner parties and place scented candles on every available surface in mine. But the journey to getting those keys isn't easy. From finding somewhere within your budget to chasing up solicitors to trying to find your last three months' payslips to the unpleasant surprise of hidden fees, all while trying to stay focused on your day job, it can be ridiculously overwhelming. But there is good news. I've spoken to the experts to find out how to make the process as easy as possible (which actually is achievable). Here's what they had to say.