Guide to finding the right home for you

There are lots of considerations when it comes to finding the right home. It can be an exhausting process and is one that we know all too well. We've put together a list of essential requirements to help you with one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make. 


  • Work out what you can afford

    Then talk to a mortgage adviser about the kinds of mortgages available to you.

  • Visit our online property section on a regular basis

    To see if any new instructions have become available, sign up to property alerts – so that you get alerted every time a new property is available within your chosen search criteria.

  • The next stop is location

    This is again a key factor in ensuring you make the right choice. Consider catchment areas for your children’s schools and the distance to and from work. Visit the area at different times of the day; maybe stay over in a local hotel/B&B to trial out the journey to and from work/school. With all this in mind, don’t be too strict about your specific area, widen out your search 5 or 10 miles either side.

  • Decide on the core requirements


    If your plans include living with an older parent, then you could be looking for a property that has an annexe or an area where potential extension/renovation could be built once the property is purchased. If this is the case, look into planning permission in the area and what other properties on the same street have done.

  • When you find a property that you like the look of

    Consider the surrounding area too (Street View and Google Maps are really useful tools to get an idea of the house and its surrounding properties). If you’re still happy, arrange a viewing with the estate agency.

  • Visit lots of properties

    So that you have something to compare against, that way you’ll open your horizons to properties that might not have been on your radar, but could be the perfect home for you.

Is your mortgage arranged yet?

Talk to Nottingham Mortgage Services today and their expert advisers will compare thousands of mortgages from over 60 different lenders to find the right deal for you. They won’t just look at the headline rates, they’ll weigh up your financial circumstances and look at all the mortgage features and hidden costs to find the ideal mortgage for your needs..

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Following guidance issued by the Government on 23rd March, we have temporarily closed our branch-based estate agency service to keep all of our customers and employees safe. Although our local property experts can’t currently attend external appointments, feel free to complete our online form and we'll be in touch to discuss your individual requirements. Thank you for understanding and take care.

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Following guidance issued by the Government on 23rd March, we have temporarily closed our branch-based estate agency service to keep all of our customers and employees safe. Although our local property experts can’t currently attend external appointments, feel free to complete our online form and we'll be in touch to discuss your individual requirements. Thank you for understanding and take care.

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