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What you need to know

So, you have chosen to purchase a house in the UK! Congratulations, you are living in an exciting period in your life. It may also be stressful, particularly if you do not know what to anticipate. That is why we have written this article to guide you through each stage of the home buying and re-mortgage process. We understand how essential a house is in your life.


How much can you afford to pay each month on a mortgage? Although you could go to a bank and be pre-approved for a house loan, it is generally preferable to sit down with your finances and create a realistic budget. The amount of money you have been pre-approved to borrow should have no effect on the price range of the house you purchase. Lenders benefit from loans, and the more you borrow, the more money the lender makes. Instead, examine your present spending patterns to estimate how much you can afford to pay each month for a house.

Search for a loan and get pre-approved

One of the most common errors a home buyer may make is accepting the first loan that is given to them. Before you look for a house, search around for a mortgage to get the best interest rate. You may also employ a mortgage broker to help you discover the lowest rates. Then, obtain a loan pre-approval (or approval). Although a pre-approval does not ensure you will receive that particular loan, being accepted for a loan does, and it speeds up the process of closing on a house.

Determine what you need and want in a home

The ideal house has more than four walls and a roof. When deciding what they need and desire in a house and community, homebuyers must consider a number of factors. First, determine how large you want your house to be. Do you prefer a three-story home, a rambler, or a split-level? Some people have particular preferences for what they want in a house, so be sure you know what kind you are looking for. Then, consider where you need to reside in terms of commute hours, schools for your children, and community. Some houses will be part of Homeowner Associations, which may offer additional facilities (and extra rules). When it comes to your home, make a list of your desires and requirements. Things you need in a house (3 bedrooms for all of your children) and things you want (a pool, fireplace, or separate kitchen and dining areas). These should be ordered in ascending order of significance.

Begin looking for a home

The next step is to locate the ideal house that has everything you need and desire. Once you have provided your real estate agent your list of requirements and desires, they may locate several houses in your price range that you might be interested in. This article may assist you in determining the kinds of questions you should ask your real estate agent while home shopping.

When you discover a house you want, be sure to do a walk-through and ask your real estate agent any questions you have. Then, check to see whether the neighbourhood is somewhere you would want to reside. Visit at various times of the day to assess traffic, noise levels, and safety. Then, examine whether the house is part of a Homeowner’s Association. If the house is, find out what the laws and regulations for your house and area are.

Make a proposal

When you have found the ideal home, it is time to make an offer. Many people would market their house for more than it is worth since they know they will most likely reduce the price. Some realtors may tell you to offer 5% less than the asking price, but your real estate agent can assist you to determine what a decent offer on a property should be. our agent will call the sellers agent, who will then call the seller, and the seller’s representative will contact the sellers to inform them that you have made an offer on their property. The sellers will either accept or counter-offer your offer. This bargaining may go on for a while until you either agree on a price or discover another property you would want to purchase.

Finally, choose an amazing conveyancer

If you have made it this far then you will need a conveyancer to process the paperwork and make sure your back is covered. We would recommend that you find a really good conveyancer, as this is probably the hardest and longest part of the home buying process.

Our Specters conveyancing team can guide you through your property transaction with confidence and ease. Specters conveyancing solicitors offer over 25 years’ experience in the property industry. If you want to know more then you can find our website here.