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Home-buying guides designed to streamline your move

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

Cubitt & West's 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 when buying your new home.

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’ll only be too happy to help.

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First time home buyers’ guide

Whether you're looking for a timeline to buying a house or a simple property jargon buster – this first time buyers’ guide is for you. 


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... Portsmouth

Portsmouth marries maritime charm with a bustling city atmosphere. Buy why else should you live here?


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?


Best seaside towns in Sussex and Hampshire

Buying a home on the coast is the dream of many. Here's where you should look first...


Why move to... Arundel

If you’re looking for your next home, Arundel should certainly be on your radar. Here's why...


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.


How to make an offer on a house?

Will a below-asking-price offer be enough to clinch the sale? We have all of the tips you need to get it accepted.


What is a mortgage broker?

Mortgage brokers have helped thousands on their buying journey - and they can help you too. 


How to buy a house?

Purchasing a house or flat can be trickier than it appears – especially if you’re a first time buyer.


What is the timeline for buying a house?

Want to know what to expect once you’ve had your offer accepted? Then this handy timeline is for you.

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Buying a house or flat? Trust Cubitt & West to help.

Buying your next home is a big step. Whether you’re buying a house for the first time or you’ve been doing this for years, each home-buying experience is unique – and, with our help, entirely seamless.

Cubitt & West Estate Agents have been helping buyers to find their dream home for decades. You could say that we’re pretty good at it. So, what’s our secret?

Well, it’s our agents.

Cubitt & West Estate Agents know your new local area inside and out. We've branches in every part of Sussex which needs one – and our agents are 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 an ideal position to help you.

We have expert mortgage advisors and conveyancers – each on hand to guide you through the more complicated aspects to 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 enough, you’ll have access to a whole host of smart and interactive tools to make buying your new home just that little bit easier…

360 Picture

Our Virtual Tours, detailed floor plans and professional photography will 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 can do this on your behalf.

Home Wise

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