Complete Guide to Buying your new house

We’ve all heard the saying that the homebuying process is the third most stressful thing people have to go through behind divorce and death. I, for one, can believe that! Hopefully though, this part of Homebuying will tell you all you need to know about the process of buying a house – who does what and what you need to do.

It has handy checklists and tells you where to start in your quest to buy your home.



How Do I Find My Ideal Home?
House buying process

Once you have worked out much you can afford to pay for your new home, you can start looking at property. There are many routes you can take to finding the house of your dreams - the most obvious place to start, of course, is at your local estate agents.    

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Buying Brand New
House buying process

As well as looking at second-hand properties, why not consider moving into a brand new home - you may end up with a very good deal. Developers all over the country are offering incentive schemes to attract buyers to certain sites as they can’t sell them or need to money to develop other sites.

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Buying at Auction
House buying process

You will find property auctions advertised in your local and national press.  Buying a house at auction could yield a real bargain but many of the properties that come up for auction are in such poor condition that you’ll need to spend tens of thousands of pounds to bring them up to habitable standard.

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Moving Checklist
House buying process

Buying property is supposed to be one of the most stressful events of our lives - and certainly many of you will have uttered the words "never again" following your move.  Although arranging the mortgage and finding the property can be taxing, many people find the actual build-up to moving-out day and the day itself to be the worst.

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The Buying Process
House buying process

Once you have decided on the type of mortgage and have found the house you want, the rest of the house-buying process is straightforward.

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What Will It Cost Me?
House buying process

When you have been told how much your lender will let you borrow, add any savings you may have to this to work out what price range you can look in.  But you should take into account other costs involved in buying a house when working out how much you can afford.

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Buying With Someone Else
House buying process

Sharing a mortgage with one or two other people can be a shrewd move. It allows a number of you to get on the property ladder, and on a monthly basis it can be a lot cheaper than renting.

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