For many first-time buyers, finding the right home and choosing the best mortgage option can be rather daunting.

To help simplify the process, we are holding a mortgage clinic at the Oaklands show home this weekend, from Saturday March 24 to Sunday March 25 from 10am-5pm.

We are looking forward to meeting young property buyers at the event who are looking for more information on the steps to take to get onto the property ladder and on the Help To Buy scheme, which is available at the apartments at Oaklands.

The new apartments currently being built at Oaklands are available to buy off plan now and are the first in Banchory since 2015, giving buyers who have set their hearts on the area the chance to secure their perfect home.

Those interested can also reserve an apartment for just £99, as well as taking advantage of Bancon Homes’ moving in package, which 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.

Set across three floors, the eight apartment styles are designed to maximise space with a contemporary open-plan living and kitchen area that is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

During the weekend our independent mortgage advisor, Gail Reid, will be on hand to answer any questions and provide free advice on the best mortgage options for you.

Gail said: “Most first-time buyers think that the process is going to be harder than it is. By giving as much advice and guidance as we can, nine times out of ten, the process is smooth and we’re able to get a mortgage for them or simply put a plan in place for those who do not have enough savings yet.

“One of the main pieces of advice we give is to not be daunted by beginning the mortgage application process. We will be there every step of the way to answer any questions you have and help to support your decision making until you get the keys.”

In addition to the two-bed apartments, the final phase at Oaklands will be a mix of the same popular three and four-bed house styles.

If you’re looking to buy your first property and need clear, expert advice, come along this weekend and find out just how easy it is to make Oaklands your new home.