Buying a property is a huge milestone, and getting it right can seem like a major headache. But with some careful planning and a clear head, you can get the best possible value by following our top tips for buying a property.
Plan carefully, plan ahead
It's impossible to over-emphasise the importance of planning ahead when buying a property. If you can put together a clear timeline for your move then you'll be able to tie it in with other key dates like the start of the new school year.
As a general guideline, once you've found a property and put in an offer it takes about 6 weeks to exchange, although the process can speed up if you make it clear you want to complete more quickly. Exchange to completion can take anywhere up to 4 weeks, but you won't want to rush this stage ...