First Time Buyers Property Advice

Are you a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder? We have a wide range of advice and information to help you at reallymoving.com

Surveys

Understand the surveying process with our extensive range of articles and guides. Whether you need advice on getting a HomeBuyers Report or a Building Survey, our house survey guides can help.

What happens after mortgage offer is accepted?

First and foremost, congratulations are in order! You’ve already jumped through numerous hoops to get to this stage in the home-buying journey, and the offer for your first home has been accepted. So what happens next?

Surveys, Buying a house, First time buyer, Mortgages

What is the difference between a snagging list and a punch list?

When purchasing a new build home, you may hear both the term snagging list and punch list used by the developers. Know the difference to help avoid confusion.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

When do you need a snagging list?

A snagging list is made during a special kind of survey that you may need when purchasing a new home. But what kind of homes need a snagging list and when should you make it?

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What to include on a snagging list

When inspecting your new build home, you can compile a list of ‘snags’ that may need rectifying before you move in. Here is what you should be looking out for when making your snagging list.

Surveys, Surveying Advice

What is included in each survey?

The RICS offers three different levels of survey, each one more specialised or suited for a particular type of home. If you are buying a home, it will be helpful to know what each type of survey includes.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process

What happens during a valuation?

Not all surveyors and estate agents will conduct a valuation in the same way, but there are some basic rules that they’ll follow.

Surveys, Valuations

Survey or valuation - which do I need?

You’ve probably heard of surveys and valuations, but what are they and which one do you need?

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Valuations

How long does a survey take?

If you’ve had a property survey done, you may be eager to get the report back. So how long can you expect to wait?

Surveys, Surveying Process

HomeBuyers Survey checklist

You've found a home you love, but now you've got to get it checked out. The best way to do that is with a survey.

Surveys, Surveying Advice, Surveying Process, Costs and Fees