The absolute primary consideration will always be HOW MUCH?

The potential purchaser has to know the upper level value of his market, the maximum value of any property he will view with the intent to purchase, then peg it at 5% below that mark after which you quantify a most comfortable bottom end and you know you may shop between those two criteria. Beware, it is  After you have decided to purchase a home when the proverbial hits the fan?


Ahead of you lie not one but a list of daunting tasks. Tracking that target home seems to be easy and fun, yet you have to qualify that task as well, in addition to the price before you start a blind wild goose chase. The geography, location, topography, environment, setting, design are all equally important: Are you single, partnered, with children, pre- or school going, do you work, where do you work, what kind of transport do you favour, retail locations, flat or hilly, plant abundance and even more, and Where do you find assistance? The estate agents in Shoreditch, perhaps rather estate agents in Islington, or will the Bethnal Green estate agents be the best. Deliberate, decide, re-think, adjust and decide again, not an easy task at all.


You have to put it ON paper, never trust your memory and very importantly, all parties involved have to agree or at least find common ground, only then you look at the rest you have to face before you may ever call that property “mine”; The maze of legal work, negotiations, dealing with surveyors and assigned solicitors, endless financial negotiations, finding the best mortgage deal and getting ulcers about the possibility of your deal falling through, are enough to turn you into a pro nightmares' jockey. 
Home-buying in Britain is a notoriously drawn-out business and you have to know what to expect and how to set out to buy a home feeling prepared and ready to go, minimising the pit falls as you proceed.!


This is the biggest personal financial decisions you will make during your entire life and bear in mind it may repeat itself, so take notes for the future, learn through your errors. It is a lengthy and complicated business, which certainly is exciting yet often fraught with stress and anguish, but luckily experienced advisers are available and you will do well to turn to Nelsons estate agents London who will serve you with plentiful sound advice making your home-buying experience as easy and problem-free as possible. Follow and save their guide below.

A Step-by-Step Guide

• Decide exactly how much you can afford
• Arrange a mortgage in advance.
• Contract with a convenient solicitor
• Find your home.
• Make an offer (conditional to the following)
• Have a survey and valuation done
• Assure legal work is done
• Finalise the Finance/Mortgage
• Arrange life assurance
• Exchange contracts
• Organise your move.
• Move IN.


If you own a property and propose to buy a replacement and the purchase of your next home is dependent on selling the present one, it is strongly advised to finalise the sale of your present home before you conclude anything for the next. If not, you could end up frustrated, disappointed and a heck of a lot poorer through loss. Should your target home be in London, be sure to contact estate agents Nelsons, London.