The judges behind the annual First Time Buyer Awards are pleased to announce they have now revealed their short-listed categories for 2016. The industry-recognised and highly regarded awards are designed to celebrate initiatives undertaken by UK-wide companies which provide support to first time buyers looking to get onto the housing ladder.

Now in its 7th year, the short-listed awards are now open to a readers vote online through the company’s First Time Buyer Magazine. (

starter-home-backgroundLR-1080x720Lynda Cark, editor of First Time Buyer Magazine comments: “It’s always an exciting time to announce the shortlisted companies who provide invaluable support to first time buyers looking to buy their first home. The shortlisted companies have been carefully judged over a number of categories including helpful initiatives, quality, design and of course value for money. We now open the vote to the public to vote for their help to decide who wins.”

Categories within the awards include best development, best online portal, best family home, best mortgage lender and Private developer of the Year. Three new categories have been added to the line-up this year and entries were at their highest level since they started in 2009. Anyone who casts a vote will be in with a chance of winning £250 Ikea vouchers.

Lynda continues: “Without the support and various initiatives that give aspiring homeowners a boost onto the housing ladder, many young people would not be able to achieve their dream of homeownership. As well as supporting the functionality of the entire property market, first time buyers also have a right to own their home and invest in their future like generations past. It’s very enlightening to see some of the lengths that some companies are going to in order to help this dream become a reality.”

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by TV celebrity Nicki Chapman in London on Friday 22nd April 2016.  To find out more about the awards and to vote for your favourite company supporting first time buyers onto the property ladder, visit

The First Time Buyer Awards are the biggest awards of it’s kind. Now in its 7th year, the Awards recognise companies helping first time buyers get on to the property ladder

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