Buying your own property to live in has a number of advantages over renting, however, it’s not for everyone. Before deciding whether buying is right for you, make sure you consider the benefits and disadvantages.
There are a number of different ways in which you can purchase, and own, a property. Here we’ll talk you through the most common options.
There are multiple ways to own a property however in England and Wales, there are two main ways to own your home: Freehold and Leasehold.
Buying a property can be a daunting process especially with all the industry terminology that is used by most involved in property. Use our jargon buster to help simplify things.
With most properties now being listed online, it’s easier than ever to find a property to buy that meets your needs. However, it’s worth taking the time to ask yourself exactly what you’re looking for.
In recent years, the notion of what an estate agent does, or is expected to do, has changed quite dramatically and the range of services now offered is very broad. Find out why it can be beneficial to buy through an agent.
Depending on the agent and the service that’s being used, the agent may host the viewing for you but it could be the vendor instead that conduct the viewing.
Once you have found the property of your dreams, the next step is to make an offer.
One of the first milestones in the buying process, find out what happens at this time and what to expect next.