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Buying your first home can be a thrilling but nerve-wracking experience.

With so much to think about, it’s easy to make mistakes that could cost you time, money, and stress. In this blog, we’ll take you through some of the top mistakes to avoid when buying your first home; so you can make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Leaving more time to get settled into your new space.

One of the biggest mistakes first-time buyers make is not getting a mortgage Agreement in Principle before they start house-hunting.

A mortgage Agreement in Principle gives you an idea of how much you can borrow and makes it easier to make an offer on a property. Without one, you risk losing out to other buyers who have already secured a mortgage. We can help you with obtaining an Agreement in Principle.

Another common mistake is not budgeting for all the costs involved in buying a home. In addition to the deposit and mortgage payments, you’ll also need to budget for legal fees, survey costs, and moving expenses. Failing to budget for these costs could leave you with a nasty surprise when it comes to completing your purchase.

Other mistakes to avoid include rushing into a purchase without fully researching the area and property, failing to get a survey done, and not negotiating on the price.

By taking your time, doing your research, and seeking expert advice, you can avoid these mistakes and enjoy the excitement of buying your first home.

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