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Evaluate Your Financial Situation:

Before diving into the exciting process of browsing the property market, it’s essential to assess your own finances. Take a comprehensive look at your savings, existing debt, as well as your monthly income and expenses. This evaluation will provide you with a clear picture of your financial position and help you determine how much you can comfortably allocate towards purchasing a house.

Saving for a Deposit:

One of the key aspects of buying a house is saving for a deposit. Typically, a deposit is a minimum of 5% of the property’s purchase price, although it can be higher. Having a significant deposit can offer you more favourable mortgage options and potentially lower interest rates. Evaluate your savings and set a realistic savings goal to accumulate the required deposit amount.

Seeking Advice from Our Financial Experts:

Navigating the intricacies of mortgages and understanding the different types available can be complex. That’s why Empire Property Estate Agents Wishaw offers the expertise of our experienced financial advisors. Our team can guide you through the process, helping you determine how much you can borrow, exploring various mortgage options, and assisting you in securing the best deal for your circumstances. They can also support you in obtaining a mortgage application in principle, which gives you an idea of the amount you may be eligible to borrow, helping you establish a budget before starting your property search.

Contacting a Solicitor:

As you embark on your homeownership journey, it is essential to engage the services of a solicitor. You have the option to find a solicitor yourself or seek recommendations from Empire Property Estate Agents Wishaw. It’s important to inquire about their fees and understand when these payments are due. Your solicitor will play a vital role in handling the legal aspects of your property purchase, ensuring a smooth and secure transaction.


For further guidance and information, do not hesitate to reach out to our experts at Empire Property Estate Agents Wishaw. We are eager to assist you throughout your homeownership journey, providing valuable insights, personalised advice, and dedicated support. Together, we will help you navigate the property market and find your dream home.