So where do you want to move to? - Think Property – Move Right:

Moving home is exciting, but it’s so important to take time to do a little bit of planning and make sure things don’t get upset by easily avoidable hassles. There are lots of things to think about, but all of them are manageable and there’s no reason your move shouldn’t be simple like many millions of others before you. If you are clear in your own mind about where you want to live, the type of house you want and the amount of money you have to spend then the rest should fall in to place.

Have a think about the things that are really important to you and the things you and your family need. Is it extra space you are looking for or simply a different location? Where do you want to live? How important is a garden and do you need to be close to local shops and schools? These are all things that will help an estate agent filter through the properties on the market and mean you get to view houses that are really suited to your needs.

Don’t be afraid to speak to the person that knows your new house better than anyone else – the owner. Why are they selling? What is included in the sale? What are the neighbours like? You’re spending hundreds of thousands of pounds so don’t let unpleasant surprises creep up on you because you were embarrassed to ask.

Move Angels’ Quick summary

  • Be sure in your own mind about where you want to live, the type of property you want to live in and the things that are most important to you and your family.
  • Ask questions and take notes from the houses you view to keep things clear in your mind.
  • Take time to look round the local area and get a feel for the place – it may not be everything you first thought.