How to take the stress out of buying your next home

How to take the stress out of buying your next home

For most people buying a home will be the most expensive item they ever purchase, but how do you take the stress out of moving? We speak to Fine & Country agents around the world for their top tips and advice to make this process as simple as possible.Chris Rowntree, Branch Partner at Fine & Country OxfordSwans Rest, Oxfordshire, £950,000Understand your budget:“Get a clear understanding of how much you can afford to spend, ideally by taking advice from a financial consultant. They we will run through not only what lenders will be prepared to lend based upon your deposit and financial situation, but how you can best protect yourself about interest rate rises or illness.  This will also provide you with an accurate breakdown of all the associated costs involved in buying a home, which will ensure you avoid any unwanted surprises later.”It isn’t all on the web:“Talk to your local agent, give them a clear, concise and realistic idea of your perfect home. Keep in close con...

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17th Feb 2017
Should you buy or sell in 2017? Expert property market advice for the year ahead
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18th Jan 2017
Property price predictions for 2017
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17th Jan 2017
Selling your house in 2017? Top 10 tips to get your house ready to put on the market
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9th Jan 2017
Property hotspots: where to buy in 2017
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28th Dec 2016
How to search for properties this Christmas
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23rd Dec 2016
Foreign Exchange: Major 2017 economic events to look out for
While 2016 was one of the most uncertain on record in terms of the volatility index, markets in 2017 are forecast to be equally unpredictabl...
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22nd Dec 2016
Autumn statement: what it means for the housing market
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23rd Nov 2016
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