To Buy or Not To Buy
Many of us dream of stability and our forever home, with the uncertainty of where your other half will be working and as a consequence of your personal situation with work, childcare etc it is hard to plan for the huge commitment that is buying a home.
This then begs the question to buy somewhere and rent it out, go unaccompanied or maybe even sign off. Whether you are thinking about making this decision now or for the near the future, it is never too early to start planning and doing your research. The options are endless and of those who are inexperienced very confusing. Housing schemes, entitlements, criteria, interest rates etc often change, but by building a good relationship with a broker or financial adviser, the personal service and support they can offer you, will be invaluable in helping you make informed decisions that are tailored around you and your family. If you can find a company who also has a unique understanding of the military lifestyle, this can only help you more.
Evolution Forces Families are one of these companies that offer whole of market advice on a range of financial services with the added benefit of being SIIAP approved, which means they are recognised as having specialist military knowledge. They have produced a plain English guide to the Forces Help to Buy scheme available to download here and can also explore the other options available to you via affordable housing, buy to let, consent to let or even remortgaging to something more suitable to your ever changing needs.
They also send out a e-newsletter every month with relevant updates and useful blogs on financial related topics that affect us all with a particular focus on military specific schemes, benefits and discounts.