Purchasing property is one of the most significant financial commitments many of us will make during our lifetimes. In addition to being a key financial decision, purchasing a property, particularly if it is your first home, is also a big emotional decision too. While you should certainly be excited to get out there to find the property of your dreams, it is also important to ensure that every decision you make is right for you and your circumstances.
The house hunting process can be stressful and it can sometimes be almost too easy to overlook some of the most important pieces of information you really need to know. So, we have put together this article to ensure that you are equipped with all the questions you should ask yourself, the estate agent and/or the seller every time you go to view a property.
Asking the right questions
1. How much can I afford to borrow?
2. What is included in the sale?
3. Am I looking to purchase a property in the right area?
4. Why is the seller selling the property?
5. How long has the seller lived in the property and are there any concealed issues that you should be aware of?
6. How long has the property been on the market and how much interest has it had?
7. How do I decide which survey to select?
8. What should I look out for when the survey has been completed?
9. Has the seller had any issues with the neighbours?
10. Have there been any planning permission applications submitted for nearby land or properties?
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