But there is an old saying to be "forewarned is forearmed".
Know how much you can afford... exactly how much you can afford.
Know what you want from your first home... exactly what you want - how many rooms, how close to school, transport, work, beach, country, family etc.
With knowlege you takeaway the fear and become empowered. Estate agents can't baffle you or push you to make an emotional purchase, sellers can't take advantage of you.
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