The Magnificent Seven – Tips for home buyers

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The Magnificent Seven – Tips for home buyers

House buyers darlington 1024x683 - The Magnificent Seven – Tips for home buyersAt Anthony Jones Properties we love helping people find their ideal home. Over the years we’ve built up loads of knowledge about the process and what to do, and what not to do.

Here are our seven top tips in no particular order to make buying a property a successful and stress-free experience.

Budget properly

Buying a home is often more expensive than people think. Consider all costs involved including surveys, any mortgage arrangement fees and legal costs.

Know your credit score

It’s really worthwhile checking your credit score is up to date and accurate before applying for a mortgage.

Mortgage in Principle

If you have a mortgage in principle from a lender this, along with proof of your deposit, will get you seen as a ‘serious buyer’.

Know the neighbourhood

Do your research into the areas you are interested in. Visit at different times of the day, perhaps even knock on neighbours doors to get their opinions.

Leasehold Danger

If buying a leasehold property find out how long the lease is for. If it is less than 80 years think carefully about the costs involved in extending it.

Choose solicitors with care

Not all solicitors who deal with property sales are of the same quality. Get 3 quotes and remember cheap is not always cheerful.

Make friends with estate agents

We’re not all dodgy and by building rapport with estate agents you’ll often get alerted first when prime property fitting your requirements hits the market.

Small print

Although we know these tips are wise they don’t constitute legal advice tailored to your situation.

Thanks for reading and if you have any property related questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to help you.


PS: Want to get a SOLD sign on your property quicker? Call Tony and our team on 01325-776424 or email: for honest, expert and friendly advice.