At MSE we know how daunting buying your first home can be, and the already big hurdles that come with home-buying have only been raised higher by the disruption caused by coronavirus and the resultant lockdown.
Even with (dare we say it ourselves) above-average expertise and insider knowledge on our side, the market has been vastly different compared to normal times.
Five first-time buyers at MSE have put our heads together to lend you (see what we did there?) some of our hard-earned knowledge about getting on the first rung of the property ladder during a pandemic, in the hope we can help you decide whether buying a home is right for you now, and, if it is, how best to avoid heartbreak and frustration.
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10 things we learned about buying our first home during the coronavirus pandemic
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I also don’t understand from Becky “Don't be a postcode snob - it really doesn't matter provided you're happy with the property”. Surely it’s easier to buy a property in a great street that needs some TLC, than buy a perfect house in a dreadful street. You can’t do up everyone else’s gardens, correct others bad parking or lower the neighbours volume!
Ah! So not applicable to us lot outside the M25. A bit like the “Easy to spend £10k on a bathroom” bit. I could easily spend 50k on a car... that doesn’t mean I have to. But possibly with London labour rates you would pay £10k for a bathroom?