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Buying a new family home is going to be one of the biggest investments that you are likely to make in your life so making sure you are prepared when you do is very important. The last thing you want is to go through such a big step in your life and for something to go wrong or for you not to like or enjoy your new home. 

If you are looking to buy a new home and you are unsure what you could do to make sure that the purchase goes as smoothly as possible then these few tips should give you an idea of what you can do to prepare for buying your new home.

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Sort out your mortgage

Whether you are getting a mortgage through the same provider or not you need to have a look and see what options you have. It may be that you cannot get the same amount you had before or maybe you can get more so you need to see what you can be pre approved for to make sure you do not have a nasty surprise further down the line.

Shop around and see what options you have, if you are getting a new mortgage you do not have to stay with your current provider so look around and get the best interest rate you can.

Decide on whether you want a new build or not

You need to think about the sort of house you are looking to buy, are you looking at a new development or something older. There are pros and cons for both such as, new builds can be more modern and have a more up to date interior, whereas a more older build may not or would have to be updated to have one, potentially costing you more in the long run.

If you go for a new build try and research your developer and make sure you choose one with a good reputation like Coral Homes otherwise you could end up with a house that is brand new and have all sorts of problems.

Use home inspectors

No matter what type of home you choose you should always try and pay to get a home inspector in before you even think of an offer. If there is anything wrong with the house you can make the seller aware and ask for the costs of repair to be taken off the cost or have them pay to repair it before buying.

This will help to make sure you have no horrible costs or maintenance issues as time goes on in your new home, the last thing you want is to move into your new place and something goes wrong that could have been prevented for a lot less money at the time.

If you are trying to buy a new home or are thinking about it and you are unsure of things you need to be thinking about, then hopefully, these few tips will give you an idea of what you can do to prepare.

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