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How to buy in a great location!

At Belvoir! Sheffield we will help you fill in any gaps to your knowledge of the various areas around Sheffield

Sheffield is special in its location and make up, not simply as it is based around seven hills and has easy access to lots of stunning countryside, it is also built up from a number of clearly defined Sheffield suburbs and areas such as Hillsborough, Walkely, Crosspool, Woodseats, Heely, Greenhill and Meadowhead, as well as the cosmopolitan nature of some areas of Sheffield City Centre such as the Devonshire Quarter, West Street, St Pauls, providing the centre of the Sheffield Cityloft vibe

At Belvoir! Sheffield Estate Agents we will help you fill in any gaps to your knowledge of the various areas around Sheffield. A few initial questions that you should be considering when looking for your next house or flat in Sheffield would be:

High Street Hints
Plenty of coffee shops, delicatessens and estate agents suggest a thriving area. However, this probably means house prices to match, so think about whether you’re prepared to compromise on property or garden size to get these benefits. Sheffield offers many different areas, with different levels of maturity, from Hunters Bar, Woodseats, and Hillsborough, to areas that are still developing such as Halfway or Mosborough.

Smartening Up
Many post-war town centres have become concrete wastelands, but planners are realising that braving the urban jungle is not what we want. Some quick enquiries at the local council may reveal if there are plans afoot to redevelop a town centre, which will make the area a more pleasant place to be.

Architectural Delights
Sought-after building styles such as well-proportioned 1930s semis that can be found in some areas of Sheffieldfor example - can push one area to the fore if surrounding neighbourhoods are less architecturally strong. This is evident in Sheffield with semi detached and detached housing in areas such as Totley, Dore, Nether Edge, Hallam, Ecclesall, Millhouses, loxley, and Stannington proving very popular and affecting adjoining areas.

Mapping It Out
You're not the only refugee from gorgeous but unaffordable areas. Take solace in the 'ripple effect' - places on the boundaries of good areas often become desirable, so the best advice is to get out the map and look for likely candidates around your dream location if you know you can’t afford your ideal Sheffield suburb.

Look To The Future
Thinking ahead is a must when buying, so don't just consider what you want from your house now - factor in what future buyers might want, too. Even if you don't have kids, your future buyers might, so try to pick an area with good schools. And it doesn't matter if you're a gym-dodger - potential purchasers may want one locally. No car? No matter - inadequate parking in an area will discourage car owners, so remember to bear this in mind too.

Home Improvements
Look out for any new developments and skips outside private homes, as they're signs of new blood moving in. Large disused buildings are also prime candidates for refurbishing into flats for professionals.

Quiet Life Or Night Spot?
An area that is peaceful during the day can turn into a swinging hotspot by night, so it's always a good idea to visit at different times, both during the day and week. Gangs of unsupervised kids hanging around are not a good sign at any time of day.

Are Transport Links Decent?
New transport links signal investment, so investigate planned improvements on roads with the Highways Agency and Sheffield Council. Find out about existing travel links, contact Sheffield Transport, the South Yorkshire Supertram, or Stagecoach in Sheffield for detailed information directly.

Register with Belvoir! Sheffield
If you are looking to buy a house or flat in Sheffield then you must register your interest with Belvoir! Sheffield Estates Agents and join us on Facebook and Twitter to ensure that you are the first to know of new properties as they become available. You can search all the properties that we currently have available on Rightmove as well.

Belvoir! Sheffield is the one stop specialist for Sales and Residential Lettings and Property Management, Investment and Wealth Management Advice, Fit-outs and Renovations, Property Insurances and Mortgages. Belvoir! Sheffield was the winner of the Belvoir Franchise of the Year Award for 2013 and is a multi award winning agency.

For more information, please visit www.belvoirsheffield.com or call 0114 331 0033. Alternatively, please email rick@belvoirsheffield.com

For the most uptodate information relevant to landlords, vendors, and buyers of owner occupied and But to let property in Sheffield ensure you follow Belvoir! Sheffield on either Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/belvoirsheffield, Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BelvoirSheffield (@BelvoirSheff) or visit our website at http://www.belvoir.co.uk/landlord-information or for selling http://www.belvoir.co.uk/property-sales-sheffield-p4147http://www.belvoirsheffield.com

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