Category: Buying

What should you look for in a HomeBuyer report?

Being a first-time buyer can sometimes be a daunting experience as you furiously gather together reams of paperwork before handing over your hard-earned cash. One of the documents that you’ll likely pore over prior to being given the keys is the HomeBuyer Report, which is essentially a survey detailing the state of the property you are… Read more »

How long does conveyancing take?

Just got your offer accepted on a house? Are you excited? Of course you are! Now just to wait a couple of months for everything to process. Conveyancing takes on average around 12 weeks, but it can be much shorter, with some transactions completing in as little as 4 weeks! Many first-time buyers are surprised are surprised that… Read more »

Who do you inform when moving?

Moving house is an incredibly stressful time, so we at Readings have tried to make it a little easier on you. We’ve created a downloadable change of address checklist for you to work your way through during the moving process. We hope this makes the process a little easier for you, and don’t remember to treat yourself… Read more »

What do estate agents do?

As you may or may not be aware, Readings sell property, let property, value property, survey property and auction property! But what do estate agents as a whole actually do? Market your home We at Readings will gather all the relevant information about your property; take professional imagery, gather room dimensions and write up a description to entice… Read more »

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Viewing a property with 8 top tips!

Viewing your potential home can be a very exciting time – but before you sign your name on the dotted line and hand over your hard-earned fees, make sure you’ve read these 8 tips!   What are the local amenities like? For the days you just need milk and bread but don’t want to venture… Read more »

Purchasing a repossessed property

Purchasing a repossessed property

When you have a perfect location in mind for your dream home but are struggling to meet the house prices in that area, then you may want to consider purchasing a repossessed property. This can be a great move if the right checks are done beforehand, as it can mean buying a property for much… Read more »

House Viewing Checklist

House Viewing Checklist

To help you make the most of a property viewing, here is our house viewing checklist which features a list of questions to have under your belt – and also some things to watch out for yourself. This way you won’t fall into the trap of getting caught up in the ‘wow’ factor and forget… Read more »