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Complete Guide To Buying Your First Home


After years of dreaming and planning you now have decided to purchase your very first house, but you’re probably wondering what to do next. The long and agonizing process of dealing with solicitors and surveyors, plus a bunch of legal work, selecting a reasonable mortgage deal, further negotiations, and the constant worry of finding the perfect house is undeniably nerve-wracking.

Buying a property is one of the largest decisions that you will make in your entire lifetime. It is a complicated and extensive business, which while exciting can often trigger worry and stress. Fortunately enough, there is a lot of great advice around assisting you to make your home-buying experience as stress-free as possible.

After finding the perfect house that you want to live in, which could take up to several months, plus the course of having your deal accepted to completion of the sale takes around 12 weeks. This is about twice as long as in other countries.

Having a good understanding of the process is utterly essential as it will help you avoid some of the most common risks of home-buying. Marble Property Group has prepared an overview to the usual home-buying method to help you understand how to plan it, how it all works and what factors you need to watch out for.

After reading this, you should have an improved overall idea of what to anticipate and how to be prepared so you’ll be ready to go!


Complete Guide To Buying Your First Home

Each section has been broken up and placed on its own page below to make it easier. Click the links for the individual topics and go through our complete guide to buying your first home.

  1. Decide How Much You Can Afford
  2. Choosing Your Home
  3. Negotiating and Making an Offer
  4. Surveys And Valuation
  5. Conveyancing
  6. Insurance & Other Legal Matters
  7. Gazumping & Other Problems
  8. Making Complaints