Top 5 Most Common Mistakes When Buying a House

January 8, 2021

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Very few of us have enough experience in buying and selling homes to sail through the process without any issues or interruptions. That said, there are plenty of mistakes we can be careful to avoid in order to ensure that it remains as simple and stress-free as possible. Read more below or check Arrowhead Myrtle Beach

Delaying Getting Finances in Order

Plenty of house moves have been delayed – or, worse, cancelled altogether – because one party has failed to stay up to date on organising their finances. Getting that paperwork in order – for instance, ensuring that you have your Mortgage in Principle as soon as possible, will reduce the risk of something going wrong, and help the process to move forward without significant snags.

Choosing a Poor Solicitor

Finding the right solicitor will pay dividends, and ensure that you are approaching the entire process with the right help and experience at hand. Make sure that you follow recommendations from friends and family who have recently moved, and check up on trusted review sites and legal directories.

Of course, you don’t have to use a local firm, but it will make life much easier if you need to drop off documents. What’s more, they hold the most experience in your area – for example, solicitors in Cheltenham will, in all likelihood, hold the most experience in dealing with estate agents and other authorities operating within Gloucestershire. This can help to ensure that the entire process goes along much more smoothly.

Not Doing Research on the Local Area

During viewings and the earliest stages of research, it is all too easy to focus on the home itself. This is entirely natural, of course; we want to know what our lives will look like, and the most significant factor in that equation is the property.

Of course, this can lead to a pretty blinkered view, and we can miss out on important details about the area itself. For instance, they say that you can’t buy a view and, for the most part, this is true; look into any future plans for further development, new roads, or even applications for planning permission from those living either side of the property.

Similarly, if it is relevant, consider the schools on offer in the local area, as well as your ease-of-access for shops, restaurants and cultural attractions.

Not Booking Removals on Time

There are few things as stressful as packing your entire life into boxes and transporting it – even if you are only going down the road. A removal van will prove invaluable, and prevent you from having to make a seemingly endless string of trips back and forth in your car.

Amid the mayhem of acquiring a mortgage and reorganising your life, it can be easy to put off booking your removal van. Unfortunately, many have been caught out by this in the past, and have found it impossible to secure a van large enough to handle their move in one trip. Make this a priority!

Not Negotiating on Price of House

As Brits, we are very reticent to haggle on anything – even houses. The thing is, houses are one of the few things that are open to a little negotiation, particularly if they have been on the market for some time, or require plenty of work before they are deemed ‘liveable in’.

For this reason, working with your estate agent to negotiate the price of the house is crucial. It may save you thousands of pounds.

 

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