Whether you’re looking to buy for the first time, take the next step up the property ladder, or even looking for an investment purchase, Nicol & Co Estate Agents is here to help you every step of the way. We extend a welcoming hand to make buying your property a pleasant and enjoyable experience.
We’ll show you round a great range of properties in Droitwich Spa, Worcester and the surrounding areas, dipping into our extensive knowledge of the local area.
What’s more, we believe that there’s more to estate agency than just selling houses. When it comes to buying properties, we’re here to guide you through the process, advising, assisting and keeping you updated at every stage.
Here are a few bits of advice to
get you started:
So you’re thinking about buying – have you set a clear budget? It’s worth visiting a bank or building society before you begin your search to find out precisely how much you can borrow.
Don’t forget to consider those extra costs when setting your budget: Council Tax payments, Utility bills, Insurance, plus your other financial commitments.
A healthy deposit may be required to secure a mortgage, not to mention bring down the monthly repayments, but don’t be concerned if you can’t raise a good initial amount – there are government schemes available to help out buyers. Speak to us and see if you could benefit from a Homebuy Scheme or other Government plans.
It’s always worth identifying a general area where you’d like to buy your property, but try not to be too restrictive. Who knows, a bigger and better property could be in the next street along!
Consider what’s important to you. Do you need to be within walking distance of work? Do you need to be within a catchment area for a specific school? Or maybe a conveniently short walk to a local pub?
Consider what the property must offer. How many rooms do you require? Do you require a garage or garden? Remember, it’s not always easy to find the perfect property, so try not to be too restrictive.
Register your details with Nicol & Co Estate Agents and you’ll be informed about properties that match your search criteria even before they reach the Internet!
Try to view a good variety of properties – you’ll be surprised how much variation, in style and age, the local areas can offer.
If you have any concerns about the area that a specific property is located in, take a drive past at different times of the day – until you’re satisfied that you can make an informed decision.
If it’s an investment purchase, consider whether the property has enough scope for appreciation to make a good financial return, or whether the local demand suggests it will be easy to let the property.
Remember, we’re here to advise and assist every step of the way. Come and speak to us and we’ll discuss your requirements. Or while you’re here, why not start searching right away?