Looking for your new home is a stressful time. On top of managing your budget, commuting needs an...
Looking for your new home is a stressful time. On top of managing your budget, commuting needs and the garden or no garden question, there's a checklist of considerations for you to make. So, the next time you're browsing the Belvoir portfolio, consider the factors on this list and ask your agent about them.
The Neighbourhood - Picturing Your Living Space
What are the Neighbours Like?
Don't be afraid to ask your agent for the low-down on the neighbourhood. It's a good idea to ask if they know who's who. Try and arrange a viewing time after work when you could potentially bump into the neighbours and meet them briefly. If you get the chance, think about potential questions you have: what's the noise level like? School recommendations?
What Local Amenities are Available?
If you have a car, this won't really cross your mind too much, but if you're craving an inner-city move, it's a good idea to check out local amenities. Is the house in a handy location for public transport? How close are you to surgeries and supermarkets? Smaller and four-legged family-members might be interested in the local green spaces - be sure to visit nearby parks, if there are any. Your agent will undoubtedly be able to recommend hot spots.
What are the Crime Statistics?
Part of your move may involve taking insurance premiums into consideration. Enter your dream house postcode here to get peace of mind.
A Humble Abode
Are Other People Interested in the Property?
Are you the lucky first person to get a view? Be sure to ask your agent if there are other viewings booked, or any serious interest registered. Likewise, have any other viewers given any feedback or criticism on the property, and is it justified?
What are the Running Costs?
Be sure to ask about council tax and utility bill costings. If you've got your heart set on a swanky apartment, don't forget to double check any services charges and additional costs for the building upkeep.
Whether you're looking for your new home or require property management expertise, Belvoir can talk you through your options. Get in touch with our friendly team today.