Help with buying property? These home-buying guides are for you
Settling on your new home is a big decision – but with our help, actually buying it will be a fair bit easier.
Our home-buying guides are here to take you through the home buying process – offering expert advice and guidance on what you should expect throughout the process.
So, whether you’re looking for an explanation on how buying a house works, or something more involved, we have the answers that you’re looking for.
If you have any specific questions about buying your new home, please feel free get in touch for some advice that's tailored to your own situation.
First time home buyers’ guide
Includes a timeline to buying a home and a property jargon buster. This first time buyers’ guide is an essential read if you’re new to home buying.FIND OUT MORE
How to make an offer on a house?
What are sealed bids and will an under asking price offer be enough to clinch the sale? We’re on hand to help.FIND OUT MORE
How to buy a flat
From service charges to leasehold vs freehold, there are some things which your should get your head around before you buy.FIND OUT MORE
What do buyers look for in their new home?
Is it the condition of the garden or that all-important third bedroom? We have the answers.FIND OUT MORE
Why move to Walthamstow?
Great value (by London’s standards), Walthamstow has long been considered the location of choice by city-dwellers.FIND OUT MORE
What is a mortgage broker?
All that you need to know about mortgage brokers and how they could help you move forwards.FIND OUT MORE
Why move to Hornchurch?
With great schools and plenty of green spaces, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better place to live in Essex.FIND OUT MORE
What to do if you find woodworm?
With the right advice, you’ll soon discover that woodworm is an easy issue to remedy.FIND OUT MORE
What to do if there’s damp in your home?
Properties with damp problems are more common than you’d think. So, should you be concerned?FIND OUT MORE
How to buy a house?
Silly question, huh? But buying a house or flat can be harder than it seems – especially if you’re a first time buyer.FIND OUT MORE
What is the timeline for buying a house?
We’ve created a handy timeline for buying a house or flat, so you’ll know roughly what to expect once you’ve had your offer accepted.FIND OUT MORE
Buying a house or flat? You can count on Douglas Allen to help.
It doesn't matter if you’re buying a house for the first time or you’ve been doing this for years, each and every home-buying experience will be unique – and, with our help, completely seamless.
Douglas Allen Estate Agents have been helping buyers to find their dream home for years. You could say that we’ve become pretty good at it. So, what’s our secret?
Well, in short it's this: our people.
Douglas Allen Estate Agents know your new local area inside and out. We have branches in every part of Essex – each on hand to answer your questions from 8am to 8pm. Collectively, we've pounded pavements, walking the length and breadth of the county – which makes us uniquely qualified to help you.
On our team you've expert mortgage advisors and conveyancers – each on hand to take you through the trickier bits of buying a home. What's more, we have a sales progressor in every branch who will keep you fully apprised about where you are in the home-buying process.
If this wasn’t quite enough, you’ve a whole host of smart features and interactive tools to make buying your new home just that little bit easier.