4 Helpful Tips for First Time Buyer
Buying a home for the first time, may it be for yourself or for you and your family, can be an exciting time. However, the whole process is extremely stressful, and there will be bumps along the way. We have created a short guide of tips for all first-time buyers to avoid any nasty shocks along the way.
1) Real Estate Agent
Search online for estate agents that are well known and possibly those that have been regulated and qualified. You can find information about them using review sites, word of mouth and even on social media. Give them a call and see how they respond to you and if they manage your call with profession.
Location is extremely important when buying a property as there are many factors that need to be taken into account. If you are working or studying, check how far it would take for you to travel and the different transport options available. Nearby schools would be vital if you already have children or may have in the future. We recommend that buyer visits during day and night to give you an idea of noise and if it is a well-lit area.
3) Outside of the home
Check the overall structure of the house for cracks or concealed damages. Someone selling the house may have done a quick paint job so feel free to ask questions. If there is a garden, walk around and if you find that the ground is uneven it may be a good reason to negotiate the price as it can be expensive to level out. Hire a professional to do a home inspector and to also check the home insulation.
4) Inside of the home
Be sure to check every room carefully, the size, the possible modifications and the amount of light coming through. Note, a window facing east or west will get the most light however will heat up quicker. Check that the kitchen and bathroom is the right size and has enough outlets or space for renovation. If possible try turning on every light switch and socket, electrical repairs can be extremely expensive and is a vital aspect of a home.
Easy Movers and Storers have assisted many families with removals across Loughborough and across the Midlands. We aim to at least reduce the stress when having to finally move to your new home so you can begin the new chapter of your life. Once you have a found the perfect home, give us a call and we can arrange a free, no obligation consultation suited to you.