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Real Estate in Margate, England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Expats and retirees talk about real estate in Margate, UK? How do you find a home in Margate? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Margate?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Finding a place to live in Margate, involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and what type of accommodation you're looking for. This could be a flat, a house, or a room in a shared house. Next, you should start your search online. Websites like Rightmove, Zoopla, and OnTheMarket are popular property search sites in the UK. You can filter your search based on location, property type, number of bedrooms, and price range. You can also use local estate agents in Margate. They can provide you with a list of available properties that match your criteria. Some well-known estate agents in Margate include Cooke & Co, Oakwood Homes, and Miles & Barr. Once you've found some potential properties, arrange viewings with the estate agent or landlord. This will give you a chance to see the property in person, ask questions, and get a feel for the area. If you're moving to Margate from another country, you might want to consider short-term accommodation first. This could be a hotel or a serviced apartment. This will give you some time to find a permanent place to live once you're in the UK. Finally, once you've found a place you like, you'll need to go through the application process. This usually involves providing references, proof of income, and possibly a credit check. Once your application is approved, you'll sign a lease agreement and pay a deposit and the first month's rent. Remember, finding a place to live can take some time, so it's best to start your search well in advance of your move date," explained one expat living in Margate, England.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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