Do you have questions about the house buying process? If so, you’re in the right place. Here at Open Door we appreciate how daunting buying, renting or simply just moving home can be which is why we have a dedicated team who are always on hand to help you with any queries or questions you may have. If we don’t answer all of your questions in the text below, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team on 0333 0044777 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Here you will find some of the answers to the questions we get asked most frequently about buying and/or renting an Open Door home.
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As part of your mortgage application your lender will need confirmation of what your home is worth and also what you’re paying for it. For a small fee, they will organise a valuation and survey, which will check the condition of the home you’re buying.
Solicitors look after all the legal aspects of the home buying process. Although it often sounds like boring legal waffle, you need a solicitor to make everything happen, so that the property is legally and officially yours.
Always remember to shop around for the best rates and ask your friends, family and colleagues for their personal recommendations too. Don’t forget you’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyancing.
If you haven’t already, we’d suggest you apply for a decision in principal at this point. Make sure you do lots and lots of research and carefully consider all your options before you sign up to a mortgage. We have a number of trusted, independent advisors who we’d be happy to recommend.
Once your mortgage is in place, you’re able to reserve the house of your dreams! Generally, we charge a £500 reservation fee, but please check with a member of our fab sales team to confirm. Once you’ve reserved your home, no one else is able to reserve it!
Use the search on our website – you can filter by price, property type, price and number of bedrooms, to make sure the results show exactly what you want them to.
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Make sure you do your homework to find out how much you can borrow and how much deposit you need to provide – at this point you’re able to get a mortgage in principle, but don’t worry, this doesn’t tie you into anything.
Don’t forget to factor in all the additional up-front costs too, such as stamp duty, valuation fee, surveyor fees and legal fees. You’ll then have to bear in mind on going costs such as contents and building insurance, council tax and utilities.
If you don’t know what your house buying options are, take a look at our simple to use Eligibility Calculator