What Do People Look For When Buying A Home?

In the current climate a lot of us have been finding it hard to buy or let a new property, so what do we look for now times are slowly changing and people are coming back to the housing market?
Location
Maybe you’re looking for a new area nearer to good schools, work or family and friends, or maybe you’re looking to move to a whole new place in the country or a new city. If so, why not go and have a drive around the area looking for houses that are advertised with signs and also some you have found on a previous search on the internet. You can have a good look around the area and get a feel for the place and also find local attractions, such as parks, shops and other things. If you are looking to extend at some point in the future, will you be able to get planning permission? Is it a listed building because if so, you may not be able to change the exterior which is a big problem when it comes to windows.
Price
Will this new venture be affordable? Is it cheaper or more expensive than where you are now? Are you a first time buyer? Financial issues should be addressed by getting some advice from your bank or mortgage lender. Do you have space to extend in the future making it affordable now then after some saving or a remortgage you can look to do some work?
Move in, move out
When would you be able to leave your home now and will the property you’re looking at be able to accommodate this time period.
What is on the criteria?
Flat, house, studio, bungalow, detached?
Bedrooms – how many do you need? Off road parking or garage? Garden back and front or just one? How many reception rooms and bathrooms? What’s your price range? Will it need all new windows? Do you want a refurb, new build or a house to do up yourself? You can save a lot of money by investing some time in DIY or if you happen to have a family member or friend to help with the trickier tasks.
Storage
No one ever has enough storage space in their house, so that is something key to look at. If you see a mysterious door on the wall or roof hatch, take a look. We accumulate far too much over the years and you will want it hidden.

Ryan Carlson is a landlord insurance writer who is working on behalf of http://www.letinsure.co.uk/

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , by smallmanconstruction. Bookmark the permalink.

About smallmanconstruction

Tim Smallman, the general contractor behind Smallman Construction and Electric, has been in the construction industry for over 20 years. In 2003, Tim decided to leave the corporate world behind and get back to what he loved most about construction: helping his friends, neighbors, and anyone in need achieve their home and business improvement dreams. By founding his company on a principal of customer service, open book bidding, and integrity, Tim has been blessed with a great deal of success. This success has enabled him to expand operations and create an electrical division in 2006. Tim has made San Carlos his family's home for many years. They spend a considerable amount of time supporting their community and striving to make it a great place to live and work. Tim is active in the San Carlos community, coaching youth sports, participating in the Kiwanis Show and the Chickens Ball since 1989, with the proceeds going to the San Carlos Schools and other charitable organizations.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s