Let ex­perts help you search for best home

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

IF you’re look­ing to buy a prop­erty but are so con­fused by the process that you don’t have a clue where to start, take a breath and a few point­ers in the right di­rec­tion.

There is a way through the maze of fac­tors to con­sider.

Law spe­cial­ist Nigel Read thinks a straight­for­ward ap­proach is the best way for­ward.

He said: “Al­ways get ad­vice from the ex­perts, in­clud­ing a so­lic­i­tor, a sur­veyor and a fi­nan­cial ad­viser. This lessens the risk of fi­nan­cial prob­lems aris­ing.

“But re­mem­ber that the cheap­est ad­vice is not nec­es­sar­ily the best and can lead to ad­di­tional ex­penses in the fu­ture.

“Get­ting rec­om­men­da­tions from friends and fam­ily of peo­ple they have dealt with is in­valu­able.

“Use an in­de­pen­dent sur­veyor to look over the prop­erty for the best im­par­tial ad­vice.

“And choose a for­ward­think­ing so­lic­i­tor who is avail­able to speak with you reg­u­larly and work with you on the trans­ac­tion.

“Take proper fi­nan­cial ad­vice from a rec­om­mended, in­de­pen­dent fi­nan­cial ad­viser who will en­sure that you take out the right mort­gage prod­uct that suits your per­sonal and fi­nan­cial cir­cum­stances.

Re­search what help is avail­able for you and your pur­chase, and if you are a first-time buyer, there is sup­port avail­able out there, such as the Help to Buy ISA scheme.”

“Through­out the whole buy­ing process, one of the key fac­tors any ex­pert will tell you is to ‘be re­al­is­tic.”

Nigel added: “Never com­pro­mise on your prop­erty pur­chase, it is the most ex­pen­sive as­set that you are likely to buy, so it has to be the right prop­erty for you and your fam­ily.

“With that said, try and stay re­al­is­tic and don’t be swayed by un­founded prom­ises.

“Get a re­al­is­tic timescale for the pur­chase from your so­lic­i­tor and keep in contact with your es­tate agent.

“Your so­lic­i­tor will know what stage the pur­chase is at and be able to ad­vise you on the likely com­ple­tion date.”

Tak­ing ad­vice from ex­perts and be­ing re­al­is­tic is the best route to your dream home

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