When looking at moving to a new location or neighbourhood in the City of Leicester make sure you have really researched the area, analyse the market for average house prices, taking into consideration the local amenities such as local schools, transport links, crime levels etc. A good way of working this out is by taking a drive by so get you get a feel for the area.
Before you view a property take some time to write down all questions you want to ask as as first-time homebuyers it’s very easy to get carried away on the day. We know that this is likely to be one of the biggest decisions you make in your life so try to go with your partner so both of your opinions are valued. When looking around be as thorough as possible. Paying extra attention to peeling paint which could be a sign of damp and examining all hidden areas like the loft.
Before you leave the property viewing ask a few key questions such as what is the council tax of the area and what comes included in the house and make them aware you are first time buyers. Remember, as buyers you want to make a lasting impression on the vendor because if you can create a good relationship then it will work in your favour during the negotiation period later and ultimately could affect the purchase price.