How to Go About Finding the Right Area for You When you Are Buying a Property
When you are looking to move out of your area and are on the hunt to buy the perfect property there are so many things to consider – from finding a good local removals company to get all your stuff there in one piece, to finding a local conveyancer such as this building survey Birmingham based company, it can all feel like a lot to sort out!
But before you get to this bit you have the most important part to think about – finding the place that you want to buy your property in. It is so important when you are moving to a new area that you do plenty of research into the local area beforehand and make the right decision for you and your household circumstances.
One of the first things to think about when finding the right area if you have children or are planning to, is schooling. Research the schools in the area thoroughly and find the ones that offer your children what they want. Properties within the catchment area of a good school can also sell for more so this is also something worth bearing in mind when you are searching – it may be that you might get a smaller property to ensure you are with the proximity of a better school.
Transport is another important factor for most people – as well as school transport, it is also important for work. Think about your daily commute and what the transport options are from that area and remember to factor in the cost of transport and the fact that you will be making that journey every day. It is a good idea to do a ‘test run’ to see how that journey goes during rush hour to get a true idea of it.
When it comes to local amenities, people have different needs according to lifestyle and what stage of their life they are in. Consider the future as well as your current situation when looking into amenities available. It is also worth speaking with the planning department of the local council and checking to see if they have plans to add more shops, bars or restaurants for example to the area in the near future.
Green space is also something that is definitely worth looking into – if you enjoy walking in the countryside, you will want to find somewhere with easy access to countryside walks, or you may have a dog that needs to be walked – or are planning on having one! It is also nice to have green areas such as parks, particularly for children as it is a safe space for them to exercise and play, so it is really worth looking into the nearby places where you will be able to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.