The search for a new home is a battle between head and heart. Along your journey, you are sure to encounter properties which tug at your heart strings, but lack the basic facilities which your family requires. Similarly, you are sure to find a number of homes that tick all the boxes but to which you simply feel no attachment.
The decision to move home is an important one, and reaching a balanced judgement which reflects the feelings of all involved is essential. Here, we look over the aspects which are likely to be important to your house search, and offer a few words of advice with the hope of bringing forward that day when the removal boxes become a necessity.
Wherever you are in life, it is difficult to know what the future holds. This can make it difficult to choose a home in which you hope to live for years to come. So it is all the more important to look for a flexible home, which will be able to cater for your needs as they adapt in times to come.
For those thinking about starting a family, space to extend is likely to be a factor. While three bedrooms may be sufficient for now, the last thing you will want to do, should you find yourself expecting a new addition to the family down the line, is move home.
You will also need to consider the future in your plans for location. While it might seem convenient being so close to your kids’ school at first, will the location seem so wonderful when your kids move on? Lugging around large boxes from home to home is sure to become tiring after a while.
No matter what the budget, it is rare that people get all they want from a home. You should expect to have to make compromises on a number of issues and it is a good idea to pre-emptively plan which things are most important to you.
Compromise is inevitable and this is where the battle between head and heart reaches its climax. It is impossible to tell in advance exactly where you will be willing to draw the line when it comes to leaving the boxes un-ticked in regards to a romantic dream home. That said, this is something for which a little preparation can be done. If you expect it, then you might find these bridges easier to cross when you do eventually reach them.
Buying a home is a big investment and one over which you ought to take your time. While you may fall in love with several properties within the first few weeks of looking, this is not to say that these are the only ones which could be right for you.
While you’re searching for your dream property there are several things you can do in the meantime to ensure you’re ready to move when the time arrives. Start de-cluttering and separate your belongings into groups that you’ll keep, recycle or donate to charity.
If you really want to get one step ahead consider packing away the clothes that are out of season and old electrical items that you haven’t used for years. In order to preserve both clothes and electrical goods it’s worth investing in moth replant and Silica Gel sachets respectively. This way, no matter how long your goods remain stored away, you can rest assured that they’ll be as good as new when moving day comes.
In the meantime, bide your time and wait for a property which you instinctively know to be right.