Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Finding Your Perfect Home: What You Need to Think About

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect place for you and your family to live, you have a lot to think about. It isn’t just about the size of a house or even the price. There’s a whole lot of things to consider. If you want to make sure you’ve considered everything before moving house, here’s what you need to think about:

What Amenities do You Need Close By?

You need to think of the amenities nearby to your house first and foremost. It’s all well and good finding a nice house with the features you want, but you need to make sure the amenities are there too. Are there shops? Public transport? Everything you could need in close proximity? You need to think of things occurring, like your car going to the garage. What will you do if you need a shop and you have no car - you’ll have to get the bus. Test out amenities, go in the shops, and make sure they are suitable for you. The best thing you can do is test them out because you then get an idea of what it’s like to live in that area. Don’t just read up - go and see for yourself.

Could You Add an Extension?

There comes a time in every home owner's life when they want to do one of two things. They either want to move, or add an extension to their home. Which will you do? You never know what might happen in the future or how your lives will change. You might need an extra room for a child, or you might want an office space. Work out whether extending the home could be possible and how you would go about it.

Do You Have Enough Room?

You need to make sure you have enough room currently. How many rooms and bathrooms do you think you’ll need? Will you and whoever you are living with be able to cope with this much space? Although you need to make sure you have enough room, you don’t want to get ahead of yourself either. Having too much space can be just as bad. You’ll end up spending more money and trying to fill it, when the majority of time it won’t get used. Make sure the size of your home suits you perfectly.

Do You Love the Location?

You might love the house, but you need to love the location too. You won’t be able to move it if you change your mind! For instance, what are the views like from your windows? What can you see? Is there a privacy issue? Can next door see into your windows? Many brand new homes are in a great location with no issues like this. Are there any big issues with the location that you can foresee with the one you’re looking at? Be sensible!

What are the Neighbours Like?

It’s worth considering the neighbours too. Do they seem nice and respectful? You’ll need to get along with them or there could be trouble down the line.

Happy house hunting!