3 Things To Consider When Buying A House

A kitchen with wooden walls and an island in the centre.

So, you’re thinking of buying a house. Congratulations! Whether you are buying your first house, looking for something bigger, or even downsizing, we’ve got you covered. Buying a house is a huge decision, and it requires time, commitment, and patience to find the right house.

In this article, we are going to share with you some of our top tips for finding the right house for you.


Start with checklist

It would be a good idea to start by creating a house hunting checklist where you can note down and categorise everything that you want – and need -  from a new house.

Doing this will allow you to narrow down, at the very least the type of property you want, the ideal size and most likely a location or a general search area. This will allow you to start research houses to get an idea for how average house prices for your needs and to take a closer look at some locations.

Make sure you note down anything of interest so that you can come back to it at a later date when making decisions.


Research your possibilities

There are a lot of things to consider even once you’ve narrowed down your possibilities and it’s here that you should make sure you are researching every possibility. Before viewing any houses, it will be this research that gives you the insight you need to know what to look for once you schedule a viewing.

This is going to be especially useful for ruling out any problems with properties, as well as any that may have issues that become easily overlooked – such as access to public transport, availability of schools and amenities etc.


Asking the right questions

It’s vital that you are asking the right questions when viewing a house so that you are covering everything that you need to know. When it comes to such a huge life decision, there are no stupid questions, so make sure you ask the sellers and the estate agent anything you want to know, no matter how small.

Some things to ask your estate agent that could be game-changing include:

  • What is included in the sale? – You may be getting extras included that the listing didn’t mention.
  • How long has it been on the market? – The longer it has been on the market, the more likely you are to be able to negotiate a lower price.
  • How long have the owners lived there? – A high number of sales in a short period of time could indicate problems that you haven’t been told about.
  • How much are utility bills/council tax? – You may think you are getting a good deal, but you will also need to consider these costs as they can add a huge amount to your monthly bills.
  • How old is the property? Is it listed? - Listed properties often have restrictions on how many changes you can make to the building. Also, not all insurance policies will not cover listed buildings – so be sure to find this out early on.
  • What are the neighbours and the neighbourhood like? - Nobody wants to live beside noisy or disruptive neighbours or in a bad neighbourhood, and the estate agent or seller will know what the people are like better than you will.


No matter what type of house you are looking to buy, it is important that you do all that you can to make sure the house you find is the perfect fit for you. Using the steps outlined in this article, you will be able to find the perfect home for your needs in no time!

Similar Articles

What is Escrow

There are many terms you’ll need to get your head around if you want to have a deep understanding of real estate. One of those words, which you may have heard before in many different contexts, is “Escrow.”

Virtual Site Visit

Buying or selling a home is an exciting experience for anyone. While there is the thrill of the hunt and the excitement of the deal, doing it is no small feat. It is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life and can also be complicated and stressful if you don’t have the right real estate agent to help you out through the process.

What Does Credit Karma Do

Are you interested in buying your first home but don't have the best credit in the world? If you have been paying attention, you've probably seen an ad or two on television about Credit Karma.

Property Management Tips to Earn Passive Income From Real Estate

Is there anything more satisfying than passive income from real estate? It can supplement your regular income and help you achieve a high level of financial comfort.

Drawbacks of Flat Fee MLS

When something in life seems too good to be true, it probably is. In real estate, the perfect example of this definitely has to be flat fee MLS. Selling your home is already a costly expense once you factor everything in, so any way you can save money should be always welcomed, right?

Portable Moving and Storage

Moving home is an exciting time; there is no doubt about that. Though, that is before you start to think about packing all your belongings in boxes and loading them onto a truck. Which could take up way more time than you’d like it to, typically a whole day depending on how many belongings you need moving to your new residence.

Questions to Ask a Moving Company

When you are looking to hire moving companies, you are at risk of things going wrong or unfair business practices happening to you. Since, typically, people don't move that often, it is understandable that you might not know the right questions to ask moving companies.

5 Ingenious Living Solutions You Should Consider

If you’re one of those people who think that change is always good – welcome to the club, you aren’t the only one here! Many people will agree that change is the only constant, so keep on reading to learn how to switch up your lifestyle and take it to a whole new level.

Office Space image via Pixabay

London’s commercial property market has not been spared by the adverse effects of COVID-19. While pricing measurements like the house price index ave continued to rise, businesses have suffered and been forced to adapt. Property market players have also embraced modern commercial office trends to offer flexible solutions to businesses.