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Home buying guides

Choosing your new home is a big decision – but with our help, it needn’t be an arduous one.

Our range of home-buying guides are here to help you through the home buying process – offering expert advice on the things you’ll definitely need to know, somewhere down the line.

So, whether you’re looking for advice on how buying a house works, or what to offer on a house, we’ll have the answers you’re seeking.

Remember, if you ever have any questions about buying your new home, you can always get in touch. We’re only too happy to help.

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First time home buyers’ guide

Come for the timeline to buying a home, stay for property jargon buster – this first time buyers’ guide is an essential read if you’re new to home buying.


Prettiest villages in Kent within easy reach of London

Home to some of the country’s most breath-taking scenery, it’s no surprise that Kent villages are among some of the UK’s prettiest.


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.


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.


Why move to... Deal?

One of Kent’s picturesque Cinque ports, Deal marries the alternative ‘Brighton-like’ buzz with blissful tranquillity.


How to make an offer on a house?

What are sealed bids? Will that cheeky, below-asking-price offer be enough to clinch the sale? We’re on hand to help.


What to do if you find woodworm?

With the right advice, you’ll soon discover that woodworm is an easy issue to remedy.


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?


Why move to... Tunbridge Wells?

When it comes to the best places to live in Kent – or the happiest – Tunbridge Wells is a top contender.


Why move to... Staplehurst?

Staplehurst is a great place to live if you’re looking for life in the countryside that’s within easy reach of London.


What is a mortgage broker?

Everything that you need to about mortgage brokers and how they could help you on your buying journey.


How to buy a house?

Silly question, huh. But buying a house or flat can be trickier than it seems – especially if you’re a first time buyer.


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.

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Buying a house or flat? Trust Wards to help.

Buying your new home is really quite something. Whether you’re buying a house for the first time or you’ve been doing this for years, each home-buying experience will be unique – and, with our help, entirely seamless.

Wards Estate Agents have been helping buyers to find their dream home for decades. You could say that we’ve developed a bit of a knack for it. So, what’s our secret?

Well, it’s our people.

Wards Estate Agents know your new local area inside and out. We have branches in every part of Kent which needs one – so far, in 43 locations, each on hand to answer your calls from 8am to 8pm. Collectively, we have walked the length and breadth of the county – which puts us in the perfect position to help you.

Our team includes expert mortgage advisors and conveyancers – each on hand to guide you through the more complicated bits of buying a home. We also have a sales progressor in every branch who will keep you fully informed about where you are in the home-buying process.

And if this wasn’t quite enough, you’ll have a whole host of smart features and interactive tools to make buying your new home just that little bit easier…

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Look out for Virtual Tours, detailed floor plans and professional photography – which give your a real feel for a property without even having to step through the door.

Mortgage Matters

No mortgage? No problem. Find out how much you can afford to borrow using our Mortgage Calculator. Better still, get in touch with our advisors who will do this for you.

Home Wise

Are you over 60? You could save up to 59% on your new home with the “Home for Life” lifetime lease from our friends at Homewise.

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You’ll find our latest homes on Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation and On The Market – and of course, right here on our own property listings page.