Buying tips

tips for buying

We understand the stresses and strains involved with buying a home. To help, we have put together a list of buying tips that we hope can help to make the process as simple as possible. Use our tips on buying a house as a checklist ahead of your move.

Home buying tips

  •  Get a written agreement in principle from a mortgage lender to signal your intent
  •  View the house on multiple occasions to get a complete impression of the property
  •  Look beneath the surface for any work or renovation that needs to be carried out
  •  Research comparable properties, checking prices with local estate agents
  •  Protect yourself by carrying out initial surveys
  •  Get the legals sorted early - it's better to be prepared
  •  Keep a level head - don’t let emotions or pressure alter your judgement
  •  Research into the local area for information on schools, shops, transport etc.
  •  Don’t rule out offering the full asking price, to avoid losing out to a rival bidder
  •  Ask as many questions as possible about the property
  •  Stay in regular contact with the agent to help speed the process along


Tips on buying a house 

For any more home buying tips please use our free property advice service, and one of our experts will give you a hand to help complete your purchase.