New homeowner anxiety is completely natural, but it can be managed. If you are someone who experiences anxiety during home buying, read on to find out how you can keep these negative thoughts at bay.

Few life events can compete with the stress of buying a house. After all, buying a home is a huge financial investment that takes a long time, and can completely change your life. Beyond issues of money, buying a new home introduces you to a world of new responsibilities, and potentially big adjustments to your daily routine.

While home-buying can be a challenging experience, it can also be an exciting one. Here are some of the ways that you can enjoy a positive first home-buying experience:

How to cope with home buying stress

  1. Know what to expect
  2. Get expert help
  3. Shop around for the best mortgage deal
  4. Take your time
  5. Give yourself enough financial wiggle room

Know what to expect

As a first-time buyer, there is a lot you won’t know about home-buying. Whether you want to look for shared ownership homes in London, or general renting anywhere in the UK, make sure you set out to find all the answers. Never be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand any home-buying jargon. Square Roots has an award-winning sales team that is always available to answer your questions and ease any stress you have about your move. Remember - there’s no such thing as a silly question!

Get expert help

Buying a home is easier than ever with an expert on your side. You can save yourself a lot of calculations and legal processes by passing some of the responsibility onto someone who really knows their stuff. With Square Roots, you can get help from one our independent Financial Advisors, who can give you guidance on your affordability, and point you towards the best route to the property ladder. Home-buying has never been more straightforward.

Shop around for the best mortgage deal

Wondering what can go wrong with a mortgage in principle? Well, a lot. You don’t want to get stuck in a difficult mortgage repayment plan, so make sure your finances are in order before you make an application. Get in touch with a local mortgage adviser or speak to our recommended mortgage advisers? and they should be able to advise you on the best deal for your financial situation! 

Take your time

Taking your time will mean you don’t get too stressed in the event of a delay to your house move. 

Square Roots has a range of Shared Ownership or affordable rent homes to get you your dream home without paying a huge deposit!

Give yourself enough financial wiggle room

Remember that the cost of a home goes beyond the initial price tag. Make sure you have saved enough to deal with the added costs of buying a home, from moving costs to stamp duty and council tax. 


Your first-time buyer anxiety will be a thing of the past with a Square Roots apartment. We know that buying a home can be difficult, so we are focused on making your move as easy and affordable as possible. Find out more about our shared ownership homes here.

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