What should you really be looking For in Your New Home?
Moving house is expensive when you have to consider deposits, agent fees, surveys and solicitors and that’s even before you begin to think about removal men. You don’t want to have to be moving again after a year or so because you’ve discovered your new house isn’t right for you after all. There are a few major things you should keep an eye out for when searching for your new home which a good estate agent in Bramhall will be able to help you with.
#1. Check The Area
You may fall in love with your dream house but if the area it is in is not right for you then it doesn’t matter how perfect the house is- it’s not right for you. It is a good idea to investigate the surrounding area when looking for a new home. Where is the closest shop, bus stop or train station? What are the schools like? You can check crime statistics online to see how safe the area is. If you want to get a good idea of the area then ask a few of the neighbours what it is like. You may also want to visit the area at different times of the day before you commit to a house. You can then get a good idea how quiet it is at night or how busy it is when the kids get out of school.
#2. Room to Grow
If you are planning on staying in your new home for a while then you should ensure it has room for you and your family to grow. Check the sizes of smaller bedrooms to ensure that they have enough room for a single bed and furniture in or are they more suited to be a study. It is a good tip to take a measuring tape with you when you view potential new houses so that you can see exactly what would and wouldn’t fit in a room as rooms often look deceivingly bigger when they are empty.
#3. Good Condition
When you move into your new home you are bound to want to make changes to it to make it really feel like your own. Cosmetic changes can be done over time and you have as much time as you like to spend as much as you like updating your new home. However, after the cost of moving home the last thing you want is to find out you need to replace a major appliance such as the boiler or cooker. When viewing ask the estate agent to show you service records for appliance where they have them and test all electrics and water pressure as you go around. You don’t want to move in only to find there’s no water pressure in the upstairs bathroom.
Reputable estate agents in Bramhall will upfront and honest when you are viewing any home and if you give them a list of the things you need they will do their utmost to show you homes which match your requirements. It is still a good idea to carry out some checks for yourself so that you end up with the home of your dreams.