Buying A House (UK): Mortgage, Remortgage, Fees, Process.
About The Video.
Buying a house: Which? This video highlights -
NOTE: The video gives a reasonably timeless overview. It's worth remembering that specifics like costs, deposits and stamp duty were correct when the video was made but may be out of date today.
- Be patient: For most people house purchase is the biggest commitment of their lives. For most people moving to a new home is a stressful and time consuming event. For most people moving from house-to-house is impractical. SO DON'T RUSH. Take your time. Remember playwright William Congreve's warning about acting in haste and repenting at leisure.
- Become aware: Location is still a major consideration in any house purchase but knowledge of the 'market' is vital. The UK housing market is constantly changing, become a student, keep an open mind and spend time in the areas you are looking to purchase in.
- Be ethical in your dealings: When it comes to house purchase it seems like, everyone has a horror story. Treating people fairly is a two-way street. Your actions should be beyond reproach and if anyone you are dealing with acts otherwise, withdraw.
- Don't automatically accept or reject anything: Look at everything you can and remember the advertised price is often just a starting point. Pre-qualifying property without viewing may mean that you miss out on a hidden gem.
- Be happy: Buying a new home is an adventure. Treat it like a puzzle that has to be solved not a trial that has to be survived.
There are a few practical things to get done.
Prior to making an offer -
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