When you make the decision to purchase a home, the whole process can seem pretty daunting – so, we’ve got a few top tips to try and make the process easier!
Get your sums right
Make sure that you get all your costings sorted so you don’t get any surprise bills! Your solicitor and mortgage advisor will go through these with you but, it includes costs like: conveyancing, land registry and/or LBTT.
Make sure you do your research! If you’re looking in a specific area look at what price other properties have sold for, especially ones that are similar to your criteria – the same amount of bedrooms etc.
Be ready to compromise! You might think you know exactly what you want when you start looking but, unfortunately, you might not quite be able to find it for your budget or a particular area you’re looking at so, try and keep an open mind when viewing. Similarly, try and follow your head, not your heart!
Don’t rely on the web
The vast majority of people these days search for properties online but, don’t just stick to that – go and view properties, as many as you want. This helps you narrow down the location you want to live in and the type of property you want. It also helps to establish what you can get for your money.
If you’re a first-time buyer then call your local property experts today to help you with the search for your perfect home!