How to buy a property in 6 steps

If you are considering a move whether that be for the first time or you’ve moved before, it is vital that before you begin your search you understand the process involved. We have put together a six step guide outlining all the key areas of buying a property.

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Step 1: Understanding costs

There are three main considerations to factor in when first deciding about a new move; if there are any up front costs, your Stamp Duty and Land Tax charges and your mortgage and insurance costs. Head over to Step One to find out more information and top tips

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Step 2: Start your property search

Using hunters.com or the major property portals when starting your search you can register for property alerts in your chosen location and price range, so you don’t miss the chance to book in a viewing.

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Step 3: Viewings and making an offer

If it’s the first time viewing a property, it can be a little daunting. How do you make the most of your 15/20 minutes inside what could be your next property? Check out the information we have in Step Three to explain this process further

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Step 4: Instructing a solicitor

There are several documents and processes that have to be completed prior to buying your dream home. In order to make sure this goes through smoothly and the sale reduces the risk of falling through, conveyancing process is vital.

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Step 5: Offer accepted

You’ve made your offer and finally had it accepted by the vendor but your purchase isn't quite complete just yet. Step Five gives you advise on what happens at this stage and progressing it through.

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Step 6: Exchange, completion and ownership

This is the best step for any buyer as this is where you get to finalise the purchase, receive the keys and start moving in to your new home. Find out the final stages in more detail and start your search!

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Want to find your new home today?

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