Estate Agent Bury – First time buyers, don’t make these mistakes!

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So you’re a first-time buyer and you’re looking for your ideal first home. But make sure you don’t fall for these classic pitfalls! Here at Cardwells, every member of our estate agent Bury team are ready and willing to make sure all of our first-time customers have a smooth home buying journey.

Make sure you budget everything in!

So you’ve budgeted for your deposit and that’s great. But make sure you remember those hidden costs which could include things like home insurance or legal fees. Legal fees are something that most first time buyers aren’t aware of. We would never advise against getting legal help, especially to a first-time buyer, however, ask for a clear breakdown of what you’re paying for. This way you can make sure you’re not caught out by any added extras.

Check for any hidden issues.

This is where a home survey comes in very handy. You need to make sure that when you’re viewing houses you are checking every nook and cranny to make sure there’s no damp, mould or water damage etc.  A good way to make sure you’ve seen the property to its full potential is to visit during the day at first and then visit the property at different times of the day to see whether or not it changes.

Don’t be shy!

Make sure you ask questions about anything and everything. There is no such thing as a stupid question, and it’s understandable that as a first-time buyer you’re not going to know the ins and outs of purchasing a new house. So don’t be afraid to ask; in the long run, it could save you money.

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If you are a first-time buyer and you are struggling, then why not pop into one of our offices based in Bolton or Bury? Our estate agent Bury team are ready and waiting with the kettle on!

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