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Old 05-04-2018, 08:21 PM   #4
Trikky2
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As above really. It's not a minefield. Buying is more like the Scottish system ie. you sign an agreement when you make an offer and both parties are bound to the sale going through (on penalty of the 10% deposit paid). Hence gazumping is not an issue.
Taxes are lower than in the uk and will be noted on the house details.
There will also be a report on its compliance or not with the norms and its thermal efficiency.
It's a good time to buy because, outside of the major cities, house prices have not recovered much from the crash after 2008.
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