Knowing where to begin when you’re ready to get on the property ladder can be a daunting prospect for any first-time buyer. From saving up for a deposit and receiving your mortgage offer, to buying and organising furniture for your moving-in day (the fun bit!), there’s always something to think about.

Halifax’s First-Time Buyer Review reports that an average deposit of more than £21,000 is needed in order to get onto the Scottish property ladder, which is around 16% of the purchase price. To give aspiring home owners a helping hand, our first-time buyer’s package at our Eden development in Aberdeen offers a complete starter pack.

This package is designed to simplify the process and includes all the necessities a new property owner will need in their first home, such as a sofa, coffee table, bed, lamps and dining set, as well as modern flooring. This could be the ultimate Christmas gift for parents looking to help their young adults move into their first home at the beginning of the new year.

The exciting community at Eden offers young home owners a real sense of space and place, being located between Aberdeen city and the countryside. With beautiful views of the Den of Maidencraig nature reserve and having a wealth of amenities and the vibrant city life of Aberdeen just a few minutes away, our stylish apartments provide the best of both worlds for young adults moving into their first home.

At Eden, those buying for the first time can choose from one or two-bedroom Adam and Airlie villas, which are all designed to maximise space and offer contemporary and practical areas to relax or entertain family and friends.

To help first time buyers gear up for their first property, we have a team of independent mortgage advisors at Gail Reid Mortgage Services who will help find the best mortgage to suit any lifestyle. Visit

Our advisors will help make the unknown about mortgages clear and advise on best practice to build a good credit score, as one of the most important steps in buying a home is showing your mortgage lender that you’re responsible with money.

Earlier this year, we welcomed our first young couple to Eden. They are now happily settled in their new apartment. As first-time buyers, they chose a new build for its reliability and comfort in the knowledge that they wouldn’t have to spend more on decorating and renovating.

If you would like to find out more about our first-time buyer’s package, please get in touch with Bancon Homes for full details.