by Daniel Bell
We all know how big of a deal moving house can be. But there are so many things we need to think about that often get overlooked. Check out this list I’ve come up with for things you need to check before moving house. I hope you can use it to help you and the family be better prepared for your move.
As a mother, I think it’s very important to take stock of my financial situation. Buying a house is expensive, so I need to be sure I’m making the right decision. I would suggest you sit down as a family and go through your finances. You’ve got to have some idea of the budget you can afford for the move. This will give you a clearer idea of what to look for and how to determine the deposit you can afford.
Nice Areas to Move
Before I make any decisions about moving or buying a home, I always decide on the location. Everyone wants to live in a nice area, but it can often depend on budget and what you’re looking for. There are certain factors that will determine whether an area is nice or not. So you have to think about the crime rates in the area and whereabouts it’s based. It is important to take stock of the area you’re going to be moving to, and determine if it’s right for your family.
Before you move house, you need to check what is available. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have an idea in mind of the kind of place you want to move to already. So, now it’s a case of looking at the homes for sale in the area you want to move to and finding one that’s right. There are plenty of places you can go to find homes that are for sale. You need to look at your budget and location and try to narrow it down from there.
Having kids, I need to put them at the forefront of any decisions I make. This is exactly what I signed up for when I became a mother, and I’m okay with that. I would suggest you do the same as well because decisions like this affect the kids in a big way. So, if you’re preparing for the big move with kids, it means you need to check out what schools in the area are like. You have to put the children’s education first and try to secure a good future for them. So I would suggest looking to move somewhere that has good schools.
What’s the Property Market Like?
You’ve got to perform due diligence before you decide to move house. And that means you need to take a look at the state of the housing market. It can be so mercurial, and you need to wait until the market is in a good state otherwise you’ll be paying well over the odds. Keeping an eye on the property market helps you understand what factors can affect it. It also means you’ll get a better idea about when you should buy.
I’ll level with you here, buying a home is a MASSIVE deal in your life. And that’s why I would urge anyone planning on buying to be sure they are ready before doing so. It’s so easy to get things wrong and to make mistakes. And this can cripple you financially and leave you with a home you don’t really want.