There are some property tribes that tend to get the most column inches - first time buyers and landlords, for instance.

Now it's the turn of the 'second steppers' to step into the spotlight - home movers looking to sell their first property to move up a rung on the property ladder. 

According to the latest research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks, confidence among the UK’s ‘second steppers’ is rising, with almost 40% of the country’s first time homeowners  planning to take their second step on the property ladder. This is a jump of 14% compared to the same period last year.

The uplift is a great indication of the health of the UK's property market, showing there are enough new first time buyers out there willing to make their debut in the home- owning market, and enough family-sized properties for sale giving second steppers choice of where to move next.

Second steppers, although now experienced homeowners, face a 'first' - and that's going through the selling process. Therefore the timing of our latest advice blog couldn't be more perfect. Part II of our Q&A guide to selling your property is now live. You can also read Part I here. Both blogs cover the most commonly asked questions by home movers and will guide any first time seller.