The key steps involved with buying a property are summarised below. For further information on each step simply click the plus sign.
If you have a property to sell, the first step you should take is to put it up for sale. you should check out the George Property and Financial House Sales Service Here
On top of the cost of the house itself, there are many other one-off expenses involved in buying a home and moving.
These costs are displayed for your ease of budgeting in the table below.
There are George Service Boosters Specifically designed to help our customers save money and experience complete convenience where ever possible.
The appropriate George Service Boosters are also indicated where useful.
Getting a mortgage and buying a house are usually very much intertwined.
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Once you have worked out how much you can afford the next stage is to start looking for a property.
This is the fun bit!
You may well have to make some compromises in the house you buy so decide now what your "MUST HAVES" and "NICE TO HAVES" are. For instance: is an ensuite bathroom a MUST HAVE or a NICE TO HAVE? Remember: Consult your husband/wife/partner and children - so that you are all clear and agreed on what's really important to you.
We usually conduct all property viewing's as the Vendor may not always be present. Sometimes, a vendor gives us specific times for viewing's, although we do ask them to be as flexible as possible.
After the viewing we will answer any immediate questions and usually contact you the next day for your thoughts and general feedback.
Property Search Service
We also offer a property search service to serious but busy buyers, who have limited time to spend in looking for a home. If this is you, this service could save you a ton in time and money.
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How exciting! - You've found the house of your dreams and you want to make an offer.
When your offer is accepted, the vendor's solicitor/conveyancer will prepare a Contract of Sale. You will also need to appoint a solicitor/conveyancer to examine the contract, and raise any queries based on the title deeds and related property matters. To help secure a legal professional, the George Legal Pack service booster is worth looking at.
We recommend that by this stage you confirm arrangements for moving day - i.e. a removals service.
On Completion your solicitor hands over the remainder of the purchase money to the vendor's solicitor and you can then move into your new home. Keys will be handed over to you by us.