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Disaster Scenario #4: MORTGAGE PROBLEMS

Disaster Scenario #4: MORTGAGE PROBLEMS

 Mortgage problemsThe most commonly encountered problems for home buyers relate to mortgage funding. There are two main areas where problems can arise and seriously hamper a house purchase – those relating to personal credit or income references (see below) and those...

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How To Save Your Deal – With A Little Psychology

How To Save Your Deal – With A Little Psychology

  The Importance Of 'Buttering up'Achieving a successful purchase isn’t just about money and lawyers. Applying a little psychology can make a huge difference to whether a transaction succeeds or stumbles at one of the many hurdles along the way.So it’s smart to get...

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Tips To Avoid Being Gazumped

Tips To Avoid Being Gazumped

  How to make yourself Gazump-Proof                      There are a number of practical steps you can take to protect yourself from buyers going back on an agreed deal:   1.           Don’t make an offer to buy until your own property’s under offer.   2.          ...

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Homebuying Disaster Scenario #2: A Break In The Chain

Homebuying Disaster Scenario #2: A Break In The Chain

  A broken housebuying chain - what to do?   Of all the things that can go wrong, a break in the chain is the one you have least control over. The chain comprises a string of individual deals, downwards from the person who’s buying your house and upwards from the...

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Homebuying Disaster Scenario #1: The Seller Pulls Out

Homebuying Disaster Scenario #1: The Seller Pulls Out

   The seller pulls out - what to do?   The single most common reason for sales falling through is a simple change of mind by one side or the other.   If you’re on the receiving end of such a reversal of fortune all you can reasonably do is find out what motive lies...

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When things go wrong – should you still proceed?

When things go wrong – should you still proceed?

Deciding whether to proceed   You've made an offer on the property you want to buy. The offer was accepted by the seller and time has passed.  You naturally assumed that it was virtually in the bag.  But suddenly you've hit a major problem.   The 2 big decisions you...

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When things go wrong buying a property

When things go wrong buying a property

What to do when things go wrong No matter how experienced you are at dealing in property, there’s always something nasty that can jump out and bite you. The trick is to see it coming and deal with it promptly. A lot of problems are simply down to poor communication....

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