22 Feb The Magnificent Seven – Tips for home buyers
At 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.
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.
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.
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.
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