Our top considerations when buying a home

As the property market experiences uncertainty due to rising mortgage rates, making the right choices when moving home is more critical than ever.

There are many important factors to consider, with location usually being the most significant. Is it close to good schools, transport links, and medical facilities?

It’s also important to seek the best advice and services available as you move forward. Without the necessary finances, the deal won’t happen, so it’s essential to shop around for the right financial deal.

Consulting a mortgage broker or adviser can be helpful in finding the best financial deal for you. Make sure you also have enough money to cover the often-hefty bills involved in a move.

Legal advice is crucial, and it’s essential to work with a conveyancing solicitor who can guide you through the legal process and spot any potential pitfalls that may affect the purchase.

Getting a separate survey to assess the physical condition of the property is also advisable to give an independent valuation.

Insurance is a must-have when purchasing a property, and it’s wise to purchase both building and contents cover to protect your belongings.

A domestic energy assessor can also prepare reports and recommendations for cost-effective ways to improve energy performance in buildings.

Once contracts have been exchanged and the completion date is set, it’s time to book a removal firm and start thinking about setting up those household bills for your new place.

If you need help with moving house and want advice tailored to your unique needs, please get in touch.

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