Do your research
Bigger isn’t always better
Purchase a home that stays in budget
To cover all these costs, you often have to use a combination of sources: own resources, a loan (a mortgage loan or a bridging loan) and/or the proceeds from the sale of your current home. Be sure to be assisted by a financial expert, so that you get a clear view of your options. If you need professional, fast, easy, and free to use mortgage broker, visit Habito website or explore mortgage refinancing with the experts at SoFi.
Location, Location, Location
Take into account:
- The 'living feeling': do you want to live in the city or in the countryside? Do you like greenery or busy areas?
- Accessibility: do you have an easy connection with public transport and/or major motorways?
- Schools: Are you in the catchment area for good schools?
Do a home inspection
- The light - Are the windows double glazed?
- The heating - Is the boiler old or new? Do the radiators look new?
- The electrical installation - Does the fuse box look new? Is there any dodgy looking wiring?
- The condition of the roof and the woodwork
If you aren't confident with these elements then take someone along to a second viewing who can give you another pair of eyes and as you progress the sale you can have a building survey conducted to check the structural integrity of the property.
Picture your family living in the house
Buying a home has to be a joint decision between both organs: the brain and the heart.
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