Top tips for first time home buyers

Guide to the home-buying process

Before you start house hunting, its crucial to know how much you can afford to spend. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage will give you a clear understanding of your budget to buy your first property and streamline the home-buying process. 

Calculate your budget to buy a house 

Determine your budget based on your pre-approval amount, making sure you consider additional expenses such as closing costs, property taxes, and homeowners insurance. Once you’ve established your budget, stick to it to avoid overspending. 

Explore properties to buy in Sussex 

Take the time to research different neighbourhoods and amenities to find the right fit for your lifestyle and preferences. Consider factors such as schools, public transportation, shops, and recreational facilities when considering potential locations. 

Prioritise a property survey 

A home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process, as it can uncover hidden issues or defects that may not be visible. Don’t skip this important step, as it can save you from costly repairs down the line. 

Get support from a property expert 

Working with a trusted estate agent and property expert can make all the difference in your home buying experience. An experienced agent can provide invaluable guidance, negotiate on your behalf, and help you navigate the complexities of the real estate market. 

Property prices in Worthing

By following these top tips for first time buyers, you can set yourself up for a successful home-buying experience. Whether you want to buy a house or buy a flat the team at Alexander Philips are here to help, with extensive knowledge of the local market and property prices in Worthing, and around Sussex. 

Tips for first time buyers

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