Getting on the property ladder is a monumental task in and of itself. You hear all sorts of horror stories, and it’s near impossible to get a deposit together. Finally, you managed to scrape enough together and got yourself a hefty mortgage, and you are homeowners.
However, life has a way of throwing curveballs at you, and your five-year plan seems to have been put on fast forward. With a growing family, it doesn’t take long for that spacious starter home to feel cramped and lacking in space. If you have decided that you need to relocate to somewhere a little bigger, this checklist should help you to go through things in a logical order and make the process a whole lot simpler.
Location, location, location
The first thing you need to do is narrow down the location you’re going to be looking in. You may want to stay as close to where you are now as possible. This will make things a lot easier as you will not have to do as much research about the local area. However, many people take the necessity of moving to a bigger home as a way to relocate to a different neighbourhood or town.
You may be able to move to a location that puts you in the catchment area of a popular school. You should always do some thorough research about the area you are moving to. Visit it at multiple times of day, talk to the residents take to the forums to get other people’s opinions. You don’t want to make this decision blind.
Of course it does, that’s why you’re moving in the first place. However, you should try to avoid not looking far enough in the future, The reason that you bought the small starter home is that it was difficult to get on the property ladder. But now that you’re on the first rung, it’s much easier to climb a little further.
If you know that your family will likely grow still further in the next few years, why not consider buying a home that is larger than you currently require, this way you can ‘grow into’ it over the years. Don’t just think about the number of rooms a property has, you should take into consideration the size and layout of the rooms, what storage space is available, or how easily you will be able to extend the property in the future.
Sell up and ship out
Once you’ve done your research and know where you’re heading, it’s time to put your house on the market. Traditional estate agents can be costly and slow; some people wait months to find an interested buyer for their homes. Companies like Flying homes make it quick and easy to sell your property quickly so that you can get moved into your new home sooner rather than later. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to pack and find a moving company, they book up quick.
Hopefully, these tips have helped to create a bit of order for you in the hectic journey or moving to a bigger home. It’s a lot to juggle, but it will all be worth it when you’re all moved in and unpacked.