What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements

**We always love to hear your feedback. If you have any comments or queries please contact us at [email protected]**

App Description

Want to buy your first property, we show you how. If you are keen to get your first foot on the property ladder then First Time Buyer magazine is the ultimate guide to help you buy the home of your dreams!

The magazine is the first of its kind to be dedicated to first timers. It covers everything you need to know when buying for the first time. There is expert advice covering everything from mortgages, legal guidance, getting Government funding and the latest new developments. The special How To guides help you get to grips with the property market and each month we scour the market for the best starter homes, which are featured in our extensive For Sale section. There are also inspirational ideas for interiors, shopper’s guides, recipes and an exciting competition. For celebrity spotters there are fascinating interviews with the stars of stage and screen who share their property experiences. First Time Buyer magazine is the one-stop read to help get you started.


Paid for app downloads include one issue of the user’s choice. Free app downloads come with no free issue unless otherwise stated. Within the app users can purchase the current issue and back issues.
Further future issues and back issues can be purchased within the app.
Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.

Available subscriptions are:

6 months: £5.99/ US$8.99 (3 issues)
12 months: £10.99/ US$15.99 (6 issues)

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected]


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 17, 2014 Initial release
  • February 16, 2016 New version 4.9.90
  • June 14, 2019 New version 6.0.0