My husband and I have a plan to have 2 properties on buy to let within the next 3 years to be held as long term investments. We have been planning since December with a view to start purchasing properties this spring/ summer. The upcoming announcement expected in the Budget next week, of only needing 5% deposits for first time buyers, budget mortgages etc has created a confidence crisis with our plan. Are we crazy to start now? We fear after years of saving we have now missed the boat.... Will anyone still want to rent a property is they can finally afford to buy a property?