Unless buying a brand new home most people buy houses through estate agents.
However before rushing into a purchase you need to know how much you can afford and, at the same time, consider what you REALLY want from your first/next home. The following section should help give you a clearer idea.
FIRST THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU NEED TO LIVE
THEN THINK ABOUT WHAT TYPE OF HOUSE?
AND WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE IN YOUR HOUSE?
CREATE A PLAN
Why not prepare a list with two columns one containing what I/we
WANT IN A HOUSE
DON'T WANT IN A HOUSE
This will help you build a picture of exactly what you want from your first/next home and allow you to quickly eliminate those homes which don't meet up to your requirements.
Without proper planning many people will move into a home and then find it does not meet with their needs. Avoid this by planning now.
Once you have a clear picture of what you want, use the HOMES TO BUY button to search for a home on this website, call into any of our branches to browse through sales particulars or read our ads in the local press.
Once you see something you like, contact the Dowen branch involved to arrange a viewing. Many people prefer to view a selection of homes to get a good idea of what is available.
Finally you will find the home of your dreams. The way forward is then to make an offer to the estate agent.