Help Me, I'm Buying a House!

Want to buy a house but not sure how it works?

This website is the companion for the book 'Help Me, I'm Buying a House!'. On this site we will post updates for the book, guest articles, news and more First Time Buyer stories.

Help Me, I’m Buying a House! It is the book by two First Time Buyers who spent one and a half years buying their own home and wrote it all up as a guide: early preparation, house hunting, getting free money, mortgages, offer and negotiation, the conveyancing process and completing the purchase all the way to moving. The book has risen to be the #1 recommendation on Amazon and has attracted stellar reviews. We hope the book and website will help you, too.

Help me, I’m buying a house - The Book

A practical guide for buying your own home in England and Wales. From First Time Buyers, for First Time Buyers and those who don’t know what they are doing.

An essential and fun read about buying your own home – from First Time Buyers, for First Time Buyers. Almost 300 pages of hands-on guidance. Illustrated by Ben Jones to make you smile. Self-published on Amazon.

  • How to get thousands of Pounds for free towards your purchase
  • Work out a feasible financial scenario early.
  • Research your property and be a step ahead.
  • Be best prepared for viewing and offering.
  • Understand and manage the conveyancing process step-by-step.
  • Learn from others

What the Readers Say

Complete step-by-step advice on buying a house for First Time Buyers, including preparation, mortgages, offers, conveyancing and moving.

This book is quickly becoming a great success. It is not another boring superficial read but full of applied guidance and insights. Just read the many happy reviews on Amazon…

Helped me start out with getting my own place!


I’m new to the whole house buying thing and wasn’t sure where to start. The book helpfully starts with the basics when you have nothing (like me) and then becomes more advanced once you get the ball rolling – so I’m gradually reading through the chapters that are relevant to where I am in the moment. It’s full of useful tips and – best of all – practical examples and calculations, way more than your standard guide off the web. I realised that before this book I used to have a very basic understanding on some matters, such as what to take into account when saving for a deposit (more nuanced than I thought). Long story short, I took the first steps to owning my own place someday after reading!

Glad I found it!!!


Whilst currently saving for a Mortgage deposit, I looked for a book that could help me out, give me advice and explain everything involved as I realised I wasn’t that knowledgeable about where to go and what to do when I reach my deposit goal!! This book if full of helpful tips and advice. It’s a lot of information to take in, so I have read parts several times, making notes and highlighting parts as I go along! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to buy and wanting more advice!!

Great resource


Bought for a friend and he swears by the book.

Everything you need to know in one place!


This is the first book that I have found that offers a clear and concise explanation of how to buy your first property. Although much of this information is readily available on the internet, it is more often than not scattered across several different articles and easy to miss; I’m grateful to have all the information in one place! I thought I was in a good position and understood the process before I bought this, but I feel significantly more prepared having read this book. I can’t wait to put my new found knowledge to the test and buy my first home!

A must have guide for any house buyer.


This really is one amazing book. Very well researched and well written. Very clear guide to buying a house in England. Highly recommended to first time buyers and those moving house. I especially like the links to online resources such as a map of noise in England and land registry. Clear estimated costs of things like solicitors/conveyancing are discussed too.

Very highly recommended.

A thorough guide to get ready to buy your own house!


This is a fantastic book. It provides a very thoughtful and thorough guide for those who are in the process of buying a house or for those thinking about it.
The authors take a very friendly and exhaustive approach to explain everything you need to know before becoming a homeowner, from the moment you start to think about up until you actually move into your new house.
I particularly liked the tools found in the book to help you plan your finances and to keep track of the conveyance process.
Highly recommended to help you navigate this very difficult process!

A must for House buying virgins..


Fantastic book. Incredibly detailed and a must have for anyone looking at buying a house. Particularly liked the illustrations by Ben Jones

The ideal book for first-time buyers.


This is an ideal book for first-time home buyers who envisage to buy a property in the UK. It is well-written, well-structured, comprehensive and covers all aspects of the using process. I can highly recommend this book.

Finally some clarity


If you’ve never moved house before, it’s a minefield: there is SO MUCH to take in and understand. This book does a great job of making things much clearer. Thank you!

Incredibly helpful for first time buyers


This book in insanely helpful. It helps anyone to navigate the entire process of buying a house, and is especially useful for people, like me, who are buying for the first time.