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Since this site is largely about house purchases, I thought it would be useful to have a thread which contains general advice on what to look for in a house. By my estimation, at some time next year we’ll have fallen house prices, though not quite as far as they might go, a public in the ‘fear’ stage susceptible to low offers, and low interest rates.

We all know prices are falling, what we don’t know is by how much and what interest rates will do in the meantime. Many people are sitting on the sidelines waiting to put smart offers in when the time is right, but have no idea what makes a good home or what they should be looking for.

Here are some starter example questions/thoughts.

Is it always better to buy near a good school, even if you don’t yet have children?

Is it better to buy big and stay put rather than upgrade later?

How much should I budget for decorating? (I’m assuming renters don’t decorate)

Do you really need all those bathrooms?

How can you find nice neighbourhoods? What to look for?

Are those hollow style walls crap or warmer than they sound?

How can you negotiate with offers?

How valuable are things like double glazing, a good boiler system etc.

Can you check things like fibre optic broadband connectivity?

Add your own.

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