Is 2020 the year for you to find a new home? Start planning with this handy guide!

Buying a house can be a stressful process, despite how exciting it may be. This is why it is important to make yourself aware of all the smaller details you must consider before taking the leap. So, if 2020 is the year for you to find a new home, read on for preparation tips!

Preparing to find a new home

Before you can even start looking for a property, there are many things you need to think about. From what you want from your new home to where you want to live, here are some things to consider before visiting your local estate agent.

Think about what you need from your new home

The first step to property hunting is knowing what you need and what you want. We’re not saying you must have a clear vision of everything the property must provide, as this could narrow down your search to almost nothing.

However, it is important to make yourself aware of the unique features you would like to look out for. Think about what a deal-breaker might be, and what areas you could compromise on. Doing so will make your search easier as you can rule our any properties that may look good online, but actually don’t offer what you need.

Be realistic with your expectations and make sure you focus on what’s really important for your new home.

Location, location, location

Remember, it’s not just about the type of property you want, but where you want it to be. Think hard about the area you plan on living in and research your options thoroughly to give yourself the best chance of finding the perfect home.

Be specific and consider numerous things, including:

  • Local amenities
  • Transport links
  • Your commute to work
  • Local schools

You may find yourself having to find the perfect balance between perfect house and perfect location. However, being specific about where you want to live will allow you to further understand the market you are looking at.

You may also want to consider visiting your chosen local areas to help determine whether it is right for you or not. And don’t forget to visit at different times during the day. Environments change over the hours, so what may seem like a peaceful area when the sun is shining might turn into busy nightlife later on.

Find the perfect home with Joules Estate Agents

With so many areas in Manchester to choose from, you may find yourself overwhelmed with choice. Luckily, Joules Estate Agents is here to help. We cover all four areas of the Heaton’s, and even expand to the likes of Didsbury! Get in touch so that we can find you the perfect home.