Finding a new home can end up being a stressful experience. You don’t want to make an offer on a property out of desperation, you will find your dream home eventually. It won’t always be property viewing after property viewing.
Our guide below should help you with the house-hunting process…
Fist make a list of things to consider:
Is the property in the correct location?
Is the area suited to your needs?
How much council tax will you pay?
Is it close to your place of work?
What are the local amenities like?
Does the property have parking?
Use this list to look for suitable properties and make a short list of your main ones.
The house itself:
Look at what condition the property is in, and if it’s been well maintained. Short list properties by description, if you read something you really don’t like – take it off the list.
Only view properties that match your criteria, when you are certain it might be the house for you, booking a viewing.
Don’t just view a property in the daytime, make a couple of pre-visits at different times of day.
At the viewing, write down as much information as you can and take photos! You will be viewing lots of homes and can use these as a reference – you don’t want to get confused as to what property is what.
Think about if you’d need to make improvements on the property, will it need any big maintenance jobs? Is the property energy-efficient? Are the fixtures and fittings in a good condition? Make notes of what’s included in the sale!
Having this information on each property should help you decide which house is for you! It will also be handy to have when it comes to making an offer on the property.
We hope our tips will assist with the initial property search process.
If you are currently looking for a new home, please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.