I thought I'd have the pleasure of posting the first thread in this Forum. Buying your first property is always a worrying time. With changing rules and, to date, ever increasing prices, times have been hard on the first time buyers trying to get a leg on the ladder. Now people are talking about a property slow down; some talk of a crash. The money is out on which it will be but the odds are on one or the other as there is a general view that the days of the big rises have come and gone. With the current worries in the banking industry and sub-prime market, they are unlikely to reappear anytime soon. Some sites to look at: See here for the Citizens Advice Bureau site. It is a good place to start and tackles things in a logical order. Try Here for those that want Government advice. Admittedly the colour scheme will make your eyes bleed but again the information is good. There is one site that I expect to get more populated in the coming period. To help you search for a bargin, (remembering that the market may still have a way to fall), have a look at this site: THE PROPERTY SNAKE Anyone else got sites they can suggest?