Buying Guide

Buying a property

Buying a property is a substantial, long-term financial commitment, where prior research and preparation will help achieve the most successful and stress-free outcome. The following guide is a brief summary of the steps in the buying process.

Steps in the buying process

Buying a property is a substantial, long-term financial commitment, where prior research and preparation will help achieve the most successful and stress-free outcome. The following guide is a brief summary of the steps in the buying process.

  1. 1. Arrange Finances
  2. 2. Prioritise your Property Requirements
  3. 3. Start the Property Search
  4. 4. Arrange Viewings
  5. 5. Negotiate and Make an Offer
  6. 6. Instruct a Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer
  7. 7. Complete the Mortgage Application Process
  8. 8. Exchange Contracts
  9. 9. Complete the Purchase

The Property Search

The most popular ways to search for property are via estate agents, the internet and property guides. You will find plenty of information regarding each property including photographs, floor plans and general area descriptions. Regular communication with estate agents is key to finding the ideal property. Prioritise your requirements such as location and size of the accommodation, as well as transport links and access to good schools and local amenities. Arrange to view the shortlisted properties and take a checklist to ask any relevant questions of the seller or the estate agent.

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