We all want to live in our dream home, and the great news is that with the right preparation, skill and timing, that dream isn’t necessarily out of reach. Here are our best tips for making moving into your dream home easier, from finding a more affordable conveyancer to searching for houses for sale part exchange.
Until the exchange of contracts, it’s possible for either party to pull out at any point. This causes no shortage of frustration, especially when it’s associated with ‘gazumping’, where a higher offer is accepted by the seller after a sale has been agreed.
You can lessen this risk by only making an offer on the condition that the home is ‘taken off the market’ by the seller.
Conveyancing is integral to the home buying process, being the legal process whereby property is transferred from one person to another. But that doesn’t mean that you have to automatically accept the recommended firm of your estate agent. After all, this will probably be a commission-based arrangement.
Instead, browse the Internet for alternatives and request a full fee breakdown from any conveyancers that catch your eye, so that you aren’t caught out by any hidden charges.
The process of moving home in the conventional way can be fraught with worry, with one of the biggest fears being of buyers pulling out at the last minute. That’s why so many prospective home movers opt to take advantage of a part exchange scheme that gives them a guaranteed buyer.
This can be an especially good option for those who are eager to move, but have thus far struggled to sell their existing property.
Once the house move has been confirmed, you’ll want to plan well and be meticulous when you are packing your items for the removal company. This will make it easier to unpack your items once you do arrive in your new home.
It’s an especially good idea to separate essential from less important items so that you don’t, for example, struggle to find vital cutlery when the time comes for your first post-move meal! Nor will you want to suddenly find yourself short of a towel when you come out of the shower. If you have large boxes to transport, use a van to transport them rather than a family member’s cramped sports car, as this will make for a less laborious process with fewer trips.