The Fuss-Free Guide To Finding Your Dream Home In Thanet
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The Fuss-Free Guide to Finding Your Dream Home in Thanet

This sales article gives tips on how buyers can fine-tune and fast-track their property search.


Buying a home is a huge decision – possibly one of the biggest you’ll make in your lifetime (no pressure then).

And to ensure you make a wise choice that suits your needs now and into the future, it pays to give the process a bit of thought before you start arranging viewings.

Five Property-Hunting Tips

1. Do Your Homework

Once you’ve identified where you want to live, it’s essential to gain a realistic understanding of the local property market. Combine online research with visiting the area in person to get a feel for the surroundings. Chat with a local estate agent to get an expert view.

2. Discussion Time

If you plan to buy with a partner, friend, or family member, sit down and discuss your housing needs and where you see yourselves in five or ten years. Clear communication is key.

3. Know Your Budget

Speak to a mortgage adviser to get a clear idea of your budget. How much you can borrow will depend on your income, expenditure, and outstanding debts, so be prepared.

4. Priorities and Trade-Offs

List your key priorities in order of importance. The top four on your list should be non-negotiables, while items five to eight are ‘nice to have but not dealbreakers’.

5. Get Your Admin Sorted

If you fall in love with a property within your budget, act decisively. Have a solicitor and surveyor lined up along with your mortgage in principle.

Contact Us

Looking for a new home? Contact us here at Cooke & Co Estate and Letting Agents to kickstart your property search.

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About Cooke & Co

Cooke & Co, a liked and respected estate agency trading since 1992, is conveniently situated in the picturesque seaside district of Thanet. We proudly operate from our local offices in the region's primary towns, namely Margate, Broadstairs, and Ramsgate. Additionally, our extensive reach encompasses the charming areas of Westbrook, Westgate, Birchington, Monkton, Manston, and Minster. Our presence in these diverse locales enables us to offer an enriched understanding and comprehensive service to the property market in these prime coastal towns and villages.

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