Before you start

Before you start looking

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You've made the decision to buy a house. That means it's time to get on the Internet and start house hunting, right? Maybe so, but first you should try to find the answers to three pretty important questions...

  • Where do I want to live?
  • What sort of place am I looking for?

And perhaps most importantly...

  • What's my price range?

Doing the groundwork and thinking ahead almost always saves time later on - remember the six P's of good house hunting:

Proper Planning Promotes Painless Property Purchasing!

So first things first, visit the mortgages section on this site and spend some time reading and understanding the information we have prepared for you. Find out how much you can borrow, learn about the different product types and get yourself ready to choose a lender and a mortgage.

Meanwhile, it could be worth starting to think about two of the other important issues that need to be decided for you to be able focus your home search:

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