Get a Feel for the Local Market
Not sure if the asking price for an Edinburgh property is fair? Contact Blair Cadell to get an accurate idea of the right deal with area and price comparisons. Our team is very experienced and we know the local property market.
Don't be Afraid of Compromise
There will be a number of things that you particularly desire for your new home - but there is a good chance that you will come across properties in your search without these things that you know you'd be happy living in. Try to narrow down the things that are essential for you to have and put the focus primarily on these. You can always renovate later down the line.
Be Sensible with Your Budget
The Edinburgh property market is currently going through a period of high demand with properties coming onto the market only to be snatched up immediately. Understandably in this climate buyers might be tempted to put in higher offers. This is fine if you can see yourself living in the property and you can afford the repayments but don't go overboard and risk getting into financial trouble. Remember, when buying a house you should always leave aside enough money to cope with emergencies, essential maintenance etc
Don't Lose Heart if Your First Offer isn't Accepted
In sought after locations there is always a chance you will have to pay over the asking price - but if you want that dream home you have to be prepared for a few knockbacks.
Increase Your Search Radius
If you don't have a problem with a bit of a commute you may find that you can get a lot more for your money. Edinburgh has great transport links so don't rule out parts of town that weren't on your initial wishlist, you might find a hidden gem.
Blair Cadell are a leading firm of Edinburgh solicitors, dealing in a wide range of property, business, tax and personal legal services. We deliver Big Firm Service at a competitive Small Firm Cost. Call us FREE on 0800 515 626 for an initial consultation.