Numbers before houses
Make sure you have a mortgage in principal before viewing a property. Not only will it put you in a strong position when making an offer, but it will also ensure you are viewing properties within your budget.
Don’t believe what you see
We all begin our search by looking at images of properties whether it is online or in print. Although, it is a good starting point, you cannot truly view a property unless you are physically there. We would advise you to view homes that meet your minimum criteria and not judge by image alone.
Don’t rule out the unexpected
When finding a new home, don’t get too stuck in your criteria as you may miss an amazing unexpected property. Don’t be afraid to view something a bit different, you may find your dream home was not what you expected.