When it comes to moving home, relocating to a new area that you have had no experience of can be ...
When it comes to moving home, relocating to a new area that you have had no experience of can be extremely daunting, especially if this is the first time that you have moved house.
As one of the leading letting agents in Sutton Coldfield, we understand that finding the right location for your new home is essential, not only for your new life but for your finances as well.
We’ve put together a short guide to help you find your perfect location and make your moving journey as easy and stress free as possible.
Browse the Internet
We’re in the age of technology, so utilising your access to the internet is the best way to find out about an area before you settle on moving there.
Compile a list of places that you are considering for your move and focus on researching those areas. There are websites such as crime-statistics.co.uk which will show you the crime rates and policing data of the area that you are looking in to. This can be a great indication of the area as a whole and can greatly impact your decision.
Google Maps is also a useful tool. You will be able to use street view and take a look at the surrounding area, locating any local amenities which are nearby and could affect your choice of location.
Check In With Estate Agents
There’s no one better to ask about the area or the price of the home that you are interested in than the local estate agents.
We know everything there is to know about living in the area; from the transport links which are available to what schools will be the most accessible, we are your eyes and ears within the community and will be able to help you locate your perfect home- no matter how much you know about the area to begin with.
We will be able to quickly narrow down your search based on your requirements, both lifestyle and finance wise.
Visit the Area
The best way to get a feel for the area you are looking to relocate to is to visit it yourself. Taking a walk down your potential street and around the area in general will give you some idea of what it will feel like to live there.
Make sure to look out for the following:
- Are the buildings in the area well maintained and looked after?
- Is the area busy or is it unusually quiet for an area of its size?
- How new/big are the shops in the area? New stores and big brands can indicate that there is growth and investment in the area.
- What amenities are local to you? How far do you have to travel to take advantage of them?
Moving to a new area gives you the opportunity for adventure and to discover new things and although it can be daunting at first, we know you’ll grow to love your new home!
If you are looking to relocate and need the help of our expert letting agents here at Belvoir Sutton Coldfield, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 0121 321 3388 and one of our team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.