How to get a property bargain in 2017?

There is an air of uncertainty around 2017 property market forecasts. Some reports point to an increase in house prices, due to an ongoing lack of supply and changes to stamp duty that could mean that buyers will be in a position of strength in 2017.

There are however some top tips that will help buyers bag a property bargain,regardless of the wider economic implications.

In our experience, one of the best ways to bag a bargain is to really get to know the estate agent in the area you are looking to buy in. Go into the estate agent’s offices regularly, call regularly for updates and your budget.

At Home Truths, we have our ‘hot’ buyers and we have built our reputation on the service we provide.

Essentially, we take the time to get to know our buyers and the closer you become the more likely you will be the one who gets the first call when the perfect property bargain becomes available.

There are also key times in the year when the property market slows down. If you ensure that your finances are in place, whether you are a cash buyer or have a mortgage at the ready, and you wait until summer or even Christmas , you are more likely to bag yourself a bargain as the market traditionally slows down during these times.