The global economic situation is strenuous enough and this is visible even in the property market in the United Kingdom.
The financial life for buyers in the UK who are trying to acquire homes for the first time is more difficult than ever before. With thousands of pounds required for mortgage deposits, little saving returns and rental costs that take up big chunks of money monthly, the chances of owning homes seem bleak for many aspiring dreamers.
The housing market isn’t so vibrant at the moment and this is evident even in many UK property news stories.
Housing experts though, tend to see a light at the end of the tunnel as they show high and positive expectations with rising house prices in the years to come. Recent predictions from estate agents suggest that UK property prices will go up by 19.3% as 2019 ends. If interest and wages on savings do not manage to keep pace then affordability shall continue to be a concern for those seeking to buy homes for the first time. There are many buyers securing mortgages in the UK every day as a first step in climbing the property ladder where many sometimes miss the first step.
Experts say that buyers can make this decision easier through good preparation. A buyer should be able to find the home they want within a span of one week. A realistic buyer must look for a suitable home, within their budget and in a short while. Buyers should throw themselves into the process and focus totally. The search should be hard and precise and not just light strolling on weekends in prospect areas. One is advised to borrow on their credit card then pay back for an even better credit score which results in a better assessment of mortgage applications.
Buyers must to play nice with estate agents because a huge part of the success of the home search relies on them. An easier to work with buyer who is more cooperative and flexible is in a better position to have more consideration from an online estate agent and will be informed of better houses that are competitively priced in the market as soon as they pop up, these new breed of estate agent offer lower fees and have lower overheads and a more balanced outlook on the market. They want buyers who are easy, clear and precise on their dream house, enthusiastic, involved and decent. Getting on the electoral roll is yet another way for buyers in the UK to have better credit scores for mortgage scores.
The ability to vote and having a permanent address helps one to earn points on their score. This affects younger adults who move around a lot living in rented accommodation as students. Before starting the house hunt, a buyer is advised to carry out a simple check on their credit file six months earlier. One is advised to do this with all three agencies for credit reference, these being Call Credit, Equifax and Experian. By doing this before going through with mortgage applications, a buyer has ample time to correct any omissions or inaccuracies in their credit file.