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  • First time buyers advice.

    Hi all, myself and my girlfriend are looking to buy our first house and are looking for some solid advice to help us on our way. Any links to good articles or just general advice. We have our mortgage agreed in principle and our rental contract has expired and our landlord is letting us continue monthly so basically we are also chain free and ready to go. The problem we are having so far is that the second we see something of interest come up on rightmove it is already under offer, by the time we have even blinked we have no chance to even look at a property. Unfortunately we are living an hours drive from where we want to move too, so we can't go and see a property at a moments notice.
    Are there any secrets to getting a good property that others are interested in rather than being only left with the dregs?
    We don't quite understand how the whole thing works as far as whether you are allowed to look at a property that is already under offer or sold subject to contract etc. We really just need some tips to help us get ahead of the game and give us an advantage over other buyers.
    Thanks in advance. greg

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    Re: First time buyers advice.

    You need to get to some estate agents in the area you want to move to.
    See if they have anything now, and if they don't you will be contacted ASAP when one does become available

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    • #3
      Re: First time buyers advice.

      Originally posted by GandV View Post
      Are there any secrets to getting a good property that others are interested in rather than being only left with the dregs?
      We don't quite understand how the whole thing works as far as whether you are allowed to look at a property that is already under offer or sold subject to contract etc. We really just need some tips to help us get ahead of the game and give us an advantage over other buyers.

      In this case, you should contact some expert like a real estate experts that will assist you in your existing problem. You can also acquire some other reviews on the web, just try to explore the internet, maybe you can find some good aid for your problem.

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      • #4
        Re: First time buyers advice.

        If property is moving fast in your area you need to be finding out about anything new before it goes on Rightmove, this means going to the Estate Agents and asking for them to phone you as soon as something new comes on their books.

        You're in a great position though with your mortgage in principle and the fact you have no chain - just the sort of buyer that sellers are looking for really so if you get the Estate Agents on your side and make sure they know the position you are in, you're likely to find out about the good stuff before it sells.

        Hope all goes well for you

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        • #5
          Re: First time buyers advice.

          GandV,

          I'm afraid I have to agree with Dougie. You need to set up some alerts on Rightmove, Zoopla etc so that you when stuff becomes available you are sent an email promptly. Then get straight on the phone to the EA to arrange a viewing same day.

          With regard to understanding the process, sure chat to the Estate Agent - however watch out - they look out for their own profits. Try some other "buyer friendly" education where you can find it - it's all on the Internet - them make your own decisions.

          Regards,

          Paul.

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          • #6
            Re: First time buyers advice.

            Originally posted by GandV View Post
            Hi all, myself and my girlfriend are looking to buy our first house and are looking for some solid advice to help us on our way. Any links to good articles or just general advice. We have our mortgage agreed in principle and our rental contract has expired and our landlord is letting us continue monthly so basically we are also chain free and ready to go. The problem we are having so far is that the second we see something of interest come up on rightmove it is already under offer, by the time we have even blinked we have no chance to even look at a property. Unfortunately we are living an hours drive from where we want to move too, so we can't go and see a property at a moments notice.
            Are there any secrets to getting a good property that others are interested in rather than being only left with the dregs?
            We don't quite understand how the whole thing works as far as whether you are allowed to look at a property that is already under offer or sold subject to contract etc. We really just need some tips to help us get ahead of the game and give us an advantage over other buyers.
            Thanks in advance. greg
            Location is everything - know the area.

            A good house in a bad area is usually not worth as much as a bad house in a good area.

            Research.

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