Viewing houses for the first time can be very exciting as the possibility of what could be, begins to look like a reality for the first time.
When viewing properties, it’s important you don’t get too carried away. It can be helpful to take a friend or family member along to the viewings for a second opinion that is free of any emotion.
Where to look for properties on the market
But before you start viewing properties, it’s a good idea to write a list of all the requirements you want from your house, aka, your wish list! This might include some of the following:
This way, you can weigh a property up on paper and decide whether you think it could be right for you, before you book a viewing.
What to look out for
How does the local area look?
How does the property look?
Overall, you want to see how far the property meets your wish list.
Don’t worry too much about keeping a lookout for any structural problems – these types of things will be picked up on the survey (if you choose to have one) but you could look out for obvious signs of things such as damp and large cracks down the centre of walls.
Then, once you’ve found a house that meets all your needs, and you have your Decision in Principle (DIP) , you’re ready to make an offer!
Have you read our article, Why use a mortgage broker ? .Whether you’re buying alone or with someone else, this article highlights the key areas you need to think about before buying.
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