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OnTheMove: Moving 101 – The moving process explained

21 August 2023


Natasha Afxentiou
Senior PR & Content Executive

The first episode of our OnTheMove podcast kicks off with a Moving 101, helping you navigate the perils and pitfalls of moving home.

You can download the full episode here or stream directly below:

Whether you’re thinking about making your first property purchase and you’re not sure what to expect, or you’re a more seasoned mover feeling overwhelmed about the journey you’re about to embark on, we’re here to help.

Together with our guest experts, Matt Thompson, Head of Sales at London-based estate agency Chestertons, and Sally Mitchell, mortgage expert, Business Manager & Senior Mortgage Broker at The Mortgage Mum, we outline the basics you need to know when it comes to purchasing a property.

From organising your finances, to making sure you’ve got a good agent, mortgage broker and conveyancer to support you from the outset, we begin by mapping out the key stages of the moving process and share tips to help you avoid the potential pitfalls that can come with the process.

Matt highlights the importance of registering with an agent early and building a strong relationship with them as well as the right criteria and things to consider when choosing the right agent for you if you also have a property to sell.

To qualify you as a serious buyer, it’s important to have a mortgage Agreement In Principle in place. With this in mind, Sally shares her expertise and outlines the value of looking at your affordability and budgeting, as well as the documentation you need when going to your broker to secure your loan.

On top of the steps involved in the moving process itself, there are plenty of property terms to be aware of. To make sure you’re comfortable with the tricky terms you may come across, we complete the episode with a jargon busting Q&A.

The full transcript of the episode is also available to read here.

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