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Buying Advice

For many people, knowing the location you want when it comes to moving house can be half the battle!

From financing to deciding on an area to picking the perfect property type, there are numerous factors to take into consideration. Whether it’s your first property or the latest addition to your expanding portfolio, buying a house takes a great deal of time, effort and research. Our friendly, expert team can help you can streamline your search and ensure you’re looking at the best deals available for your specific needs and budget. Our agents have been in this field a long time, and we’re not going to push you towards anything we don’t think is a 110% perfect match for you.

Between family members and friends, you’ve probably heard a great deal of “advice” when it comes to buying a property. That said, if you’re still on the hunt for some trusted advice from industry experts, consider the following:

  • If you’re a first-time buyer, there are many programs available to help such as the Help to Buy scheme, run by the Welsh government. This resource, along with many other bank-led programs can help with financing as well as offering advice and information about the process.
  • Where do you want to live? From Penarth to Cardiff, Llandaff to Llandough, there are many beautiful places in the area that offer a great deal to buyers. If you’re investing in a property to let, you should research a neighbourhood that has a high rental rate. Or if you’re looking to purchase a family home, opting for an area with great schools and facilities is a wise choice. The average price of properties within these areas will play a part in the decision making process too, which is why it’s always important to….
  • Agree on a budget before you embark on a property hunt. Especially if you’re entering a joint venture or buying as a couple, it’s important to know what you can spend and for all parties to be comfortable with this amount. It will save you from viewing (and potentially becoming attached to) properties that you can’t afford, and will help you narrow your search efforts so that you only see properties that are a viable option for you financially.
  • Separate the “needs” from the “wants”. When drafting up a property wish list, it’s important to remember that in today’s competitive market, you are likely going to have to sacrifice some of the items on it. Be prepared to make compromises, and agree ahead of time what is an absolute “must” for your property, and what you can live without.

For more impartial, helpful buying advice, get in touch with the team at MeadowVale Estate Agents Ltd. for a free consultation.