Buying a house Buying a house: tips from the experts

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The process of buying a house is often long-winded and complicated

We've spoken to a mortgage adviser and a surveyor who have recently moved house to find out how the experts do it.

In our videos they talk about their own experiences of the home-buying process and reveal their insider tips to help you make your move go smoothly, on everything from finding the right mortgage to what to look out for when viewing property. 

Each video covers a different aspect of buying and selling. 

For impartial, expert advice based on your own financial situation, call Which? Mortgage Advisers on 0808 252 7987.

Videos: experts reveal what they did when buying a house

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Read more about the experts in our videos. 

David Blake, senior mortgage adviser 

David Blake

David bought a house with his wife in Bath at the end of 2013. 

He has more than nine years of experience in the mortgage industry and is a senior mortgage adviser for Which? Mortgage Advisers. He has expert knowledge on all aspects of the mortgage market. 

Watch our videos for his tips on working out your budget and applying for a mortgage. 

David also talks through what you need to know to buy and sell a house, including how to get your home ready to put on the market and how to decide what to offer for a property you want to buy.  

James Rangeley, commercial and residential surveyor

James Rangeley

James and his wife bought a house near Aylesbury and moved in at the end of 2013. 

He is a director of a well-established firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants and has wide-ranging experience of residential surveying. 

James's expertise includes dealing with leasehold properties. Clients he has worked with include property companies, developers and charities. 

In our videos, he gives advice on viewing a property, including how to work out its value and decide how much to offer. He also reveals his top tips for selling your home. 

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Last updated:

February 2016

Updated by:

Joe Elvin

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