Register for property alerts and speak to the team at your local Romans branch so they can let you know as soon as new properties come onto the market.
Step 3: Viewings
Visit the properties you like at different times of the day and always make notes. To make it more convenient you may now be able to view the property virtually, at a time and place convenient to you, before attending a physical viewing.
Step 4: Organise your conveyancer
Be prepared and do some research so you know which conveyancer you want to use. They look after all of the legal work involved when buying a house, including stamp duty. Request your bespoke conveyancing quote.
Step 5: Making an offer
The exciting part - you've found your dream home! Think carefully about your budget as well as the competition from other buyers, as this can drive offers beyond the asking price.
Step 6: Arrange a property survey
Your mortgage lender will usually insist on a Mortgage Valuation, but we also highly recommend you arrange a HomeBuyer report or Building Survey so you know exactly what you're buying.
Step 7: Finalise your mortgage
Check your Mortgage Offer carefully (with the help of your conveyancer) and arrange your life and building insurances to cover the loan.
Step 8: Exchange of contracts & completion
Once contracts are exchanged you are legally bound to go through with the purchase. You can then agree on a completion date and the keys to your new home will be handed over!
Leah McCrady of the Bracknell branch was really helpful and supportive during our search for a home. She is approachable, honest and regularly updated us with prospective properties!
J. Mead 30th July 2019
Excellent service from start to finish, and even after I had moved in. as well as being professional and very efficient, also extremely friendly. Would definitely recommend.
M. Goodbourn 13th August 2019
Top customer service. Communication is very good. Neil and Oli very helpful and responsive. Happy to recommend and will be using again.
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