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Learn about the 7 stages of buying your first house so you know what to expect

As a first time-buyer there is so much to learn. It can be confusing to know where to start and what you need to do when. In this guide we take you through the basic timeline and help you understand what to expect at each stage of buying your first home.

Figure out your basic finances and what's possible for you

Now you are familiar with the basics it’s time to start working out where you stand and if it’s possible for you. Get started by getting the getting a rough idea of how much you can borrow, what deposit you might need and learn about what options exist for you to buy your first home sooner.

Talk to someone about your circumstances and figure out your best options

It’s common at this point to have lots of questions. Rather than spending hours researching often it’s better to seek out advice from an expert. If you are ready to start viewing properties you need to be clear on where you stand with your finances. Estate agents and developers will expect you to be ready to go ahead. It’s time to talk to one of our recommended advisers about your situation and make sure it’s possible for you to get a mortgage.

Once you have found the one, take the right steps

It’s time to put an offer in and start the sale. This is a busy time with your mortgage application, the legal work, surveys and the estate agents to deal with. There are so many confusing terms and things to look out for. Luckily your adviser is on hand to make your journey as smooth as possible and answer questions you have at every step.

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Your adviser guides you through the entire process. They not only help you with your mortgage application but can also help you put together the right team to ensure your sale goes smoothly. If you have questions they are happy to help taking the time to explain things to you so that you understand. It sounds expensive but many charge only a small fee as they are paid by the lender.

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  • Search the market for best mortgage deal
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  • Care about your personal situation and get to know you first
  • Work for you and are happy to answer your questions personally
  • Search the market for the best mortgage deal to match your needs
  • Help you with your mortgage application saving you time and effort
  • Preform chasing of estate agents and solicitors on your behalf to make sure you secure the property
  • Give you a dedicated mobile app to plan your move
  • Pick the adviser you want to use who fits you best

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George Hobbs
17:27 25 Feb 20
I contacted move-engine to answer the 700 questions I had about buying a house. I had just initiated the process of looking for my first property and was finding more questions based on every conversation I had In a half hour call with move-engine the majority of these were answered and the next... steps I should take in a logical house buying process were identified. The advisor was extremely knowledgable and clear in explaining the various aspects from everything related to mortgages, buy to let and property tax. I would absolutely recommend move engine to anyoneread more
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Edward Hobbs
12:55 25 Feb 20
I connected with Tom Leach as I am looking to buy my first home. Tom was exceptionally knowledgeable and full of very good advice on what to research and look for in this process, as well as being easy to talk to and informative on the whole process. For anyone in similar situation I would... recommend reaching out to Tomread more
Angela Hobbs
Angela Hobbs
14:18 24 Feb 20
Having had several conversations with my sons looking to purchase their first property in London, I felt concerned that as it had been some time since I had been directly involved with the house buying process, was I really equipped to give the right advice? Tom, CEO and founder of Move Engine, ... scheduled a call and they were both really impressed. Totally recommend his company to all parents of first time more
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