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I already own a home, should I buy another before selling my current home?
Buying a new home before having sold your current property is a difficult decision to make and will depend on a number of factors. Are you in a financial position to purchase an additional property if your current one hasn't sold yet? Buying a new property means you will have somewhere lined up to move to, but If this depends on selling your current home you may be disappointed if the sale falls through to a buyer in a better position. You may be able to sell first and then rent a property, or move in with family until the purchase completes. Take your time and ask your estate agent more about this as they can offer expert advice to help you make an informed decision.
How long will it take to buy a property?
The average time from starting the purchase process to completion is generally 8 weeks, but this is dependent on whether or not there is a chain involved. Many property transactions will differ and you are relying on all parties working together for this to happen. Our job as your estate agents is to co-ordinate the correspondence between all parties involved, and work with the vendors and solicitors to ensure that the transaction moves to completion as as soon as possible.
How much of a deposit will I need for my property purchase?
On average the deposit required will be 10% of the asking price. Your mortgage company may ask for more and it is worth shopping around to find out their requirements.
Do I need a mortgage before starting my property search?
It is always advisable to seek financial advice at an early stage, especially if you know you will need mortgage to purchase a property. Once you have contacted your preferred Lender and provided them with the necessary information they will send you a mortgage certificate which proves to the seller and estate agent that you have the funds provisionally agreed for the transaction.