It can be time-consuming, expensive and frustrating. To make matters worse, horror stories abound of gazumping, duff surveys and rogue estate agents.
Oh, and the property slump has added mortgage difficulties and negative equity to that.
But don’t despair, owning your first home is also a very rewarding experience for most people and you can make the process smoother by ensuring you know all the right information like how much you can afford to spend, finding the right place, getting a suitable mortgage.
So whether you are a first time buyer looking for advice or a current home owner looking for an up to date free market appraisal for your property, please do not hesitate to contact your local estate agent.
Glenn Thompson, Senior Valuer, Davies Beech