With our Rightmove filter down to anything that had been added in the last 24 hours, our constant searching of estate agent's Facebook pages for the very latest properties brought to market and our daily bombardment of email bulletins about houses that we might be interested in, it's safe to say that our potential new home was on our minds 24/7. Eat. Sleep. Drink. Properties.
It all seems very real when you've gone from viewing properties online, to seeing them in person to actually offering hundreds of thousands of pounds for a place! Here are some of our experiences, and lessons we've learned along the way...
Viewing a property almost feels as if you've graduated from Rightmove! You've gone from looking at houses on the screen to seeing them in person and, much like if you ever come across a celebrity out in the real world, they usually appear smaller than you'd imagined!
Flicking through your accounts and seeing £95.62 spent solely on Deliveroo over the past month is the wake-up call that was needed. Working out how much you can save is not the most fun you're going to have but it is absolutely necessary when looking to save for a house.
This series of blogs will document the highs, lows, my general musings on the state of the property market and everything in between. If I'm freaking out about something, you'll hear about it. And if I find out something handy, you'll hear about that too.
The answer to this question is very simple. You can take out Home Buyers Protection cover within seven days of either officially instructing your solicitor or officially submitting your mortgage application.
It’s said that moving house is one of the most stressful life events a person can go through, ranking just behind divorce. But why? The truth is, it’s not the move itself that’s so bad – but instead all of the ‘life admin’ that comes with it.
Are you thinking about selling your home? Between choosing an agent, getting your home valued and stocking up on scented candles to woo potential buyers, you’d be forgiven for not having considered whether you need insurance to sell up.
So, you’re looking at buying a house. First, congratulations, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions we make in our adult lives, and it is a very exciting journey to embark on. As well as being a thrilling prospect however, buying a house does have certain complexities that you must make yourself aware of, and all aspects must be carefully considered at all stages.
For most of us, taking out a mortgage is the biggest money move we’ll ever make. It’s also one of the most fulfilling – any homeowner will tell you that the feeling of seeing your hard work represented in bricks and mortar is hard to beat.