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Welcome to Northgate Signature
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    Northgate Signature specialise in the marketing of high quality, distinctive properties.
    Providing a bespoke one to one, friendly, personal and professional service.

    For further information or advice about the first class estate agency service we can offer you, simply contact us to arrange your consultation, visit our prestigious, marketing suites at 21 Duke Street, Darlington, or 8 Town Square, Billingham

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Professional Selling services
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      • Portal Advertising on all major property sites
      • Social Media Advertising
      • Floor plans
      • Professional quality photographs
      • LED/Digital Office Displays
      • Unique Marketing Techniques
      • 24/7 Online updates - Live statistics
      • Quality Property Particulars
      • Pro-active sales negotiator - One point of contact from start of marketing to completion
      • For Sale board
      • Prominent offices locations in Darlington & Newton Aycliffe
      • Mobile Website
      • Accompanied Viewings
      • Members of Property Ombudsman 
      • Call us today to arrange your free valuation.

      Northgate Conveyancing

      At Northgate we have teamed up with local, experienced and friendly solicitors that offer expert advice and guidance, but also deliver cost effective, quick and hassle free legal solutions. Call us today to request a quote.

      Northgate Surveyors

      At Northgate we have teamed up with local, experienced surveyors that offer RICS Home Buyer report and RICS Building Survey. Call us today to request a quote

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    Your guide to buying a property with Northgate
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      Step 1. Register with us

      To help us find your ideal home we need as much information as possible about the type of property you are looking for.
      To register with us you do any of the following:

      > Call us on 01325 315869
      > Register online
      > Visit our office

      Step 2. Get a mortgage in principle

      It is advisable to get a mortgage agreed in principle before starting the search for your new home. By having a mortgage agreed in principle, the whole process will be a lot quicker.
      Our recommended broker, has access to the whole of the market. Contact us to day for an appointment.

      Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

      Step 3. The search begins

      With a clear understanding of your requirements we will access all properties that match your criteria. Full details of this selection will be available to you Online or sent by Email, SMS or Post. However, in order to secure a property, we recommend an early viewing, we can arrange appointments at times that suit you, including weekdays, evenings and weekend.

      Step 4. Making an offer

      Once you've found a suitable property, we'll put your offer forward to the seller, both verbally and writing. Any offers are subject to a contract being signed. There are no legal obligations on either side until the contract is signed.

      Step 5. Sale agreed

      Once the offer is agreed, an official application can be made for a mortgage. If you use our recommended broker, they will place you with the best lender, make arrangements for a survey, & you will be able to take up our free Buyer's protection Insurance - contact us for more information. A solicitor will be required to handle the legal paperwork involved (conveyance). We can recommend a selection of solicitors who we trust to provide good advice and value.

      Step 6. Draft contract

      This is drawn up buy the sellers solicitor and sent to your solicitor, who will raise some preliminary enquiries.

      Step 7. Survey

      A survey is carried out on the property by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender. If no mortgage is required (cash purchase) this is optional, but we always recommend you have a survey carried out to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's' value.

      8. Local Authority Search

      Your solicitor will submit a local authority search to the local borough council. This will reveal, for example, planning consents granted for the property and any local issues. Results of the local search take up to 10 working days.

      9. Formal mortgage offer

      This document will be sent to your solicitor for you to sign. Once signed and returned your mortgage is in place and you are ready to exchange contracts.

      Step 10. Exchange of contracts

      Once results of the local search and answers to the preliminary enquiries are received, the draft contract is approved by your solicitor. Providing there are no further enquiries, the contract is signed by you and the seller. The deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) is telegraphically transferred or paid by the buyer's solicitor in the form of a banker's draft. The completion date is set.

      Step 11. Completion

      This is generally set a few days to a few weeks after exchange of contracts, depending on each parties' personal requirements. Residual monies are now transferred from your solicitor to the seller's' solicitors account. Once the monies reach the sellers solicitors account we can release the keys.

      Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!

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      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Northgate Estate Agents & Property Management, Darlington - Signature on 01325 728333.