Blog entry by Alexander Mcgill
So, you’ve been thinking about making a move and buying a new property? That’s great news - but if this is something that has been on your mind, then you must consider the location of the new property you have chosen to make sure that you won’t find yourself moving somewhere that won’t offer you with everything you always dreamed of.
Moving house is a very stressful time for many people, which can mean that some people mistake missing out on certain criteria when choosing a property. One such factor that is commonly left to the end of the consideration process is that of the new house’s location. However, choosing a property that is in a suitable location is actually something that you should strive towards for sure, as having a home that isn’t somewhere that you are comfortable with can have a number of consequences on whether or not you like your new home and can get settled in it.
Location is important for a number of different reasons.
The first of these reasons is for budget reasons. If you are looking to buy a
home in a prime location that is in high demand, you will likely get less house
for your money, as it were; this means that you might end up paying way more
for the same size of the property if you are choosing one in a high demand
area. If you want to get more property for your cash, looking a little further
afield may benefit.
Next, location is
important because it can also impact the amount of time you spend traveling to
and from work. If you choose a property that is close to your office, then you
might potentially save hours of traveling time per day - which is naturally a
worthwhile consideration. However, if you choose a close location to your
office, you may not necessarily like the area.
It’s finally important to consider whether you’ll be happy in your new location. As a specialist apartment estate agent, this is something that Marc Menowitz sees regularly. Factors that can impact your enjoyment of your chosen location will include local facilities, such as parks or schools; noise and pollution levels in the area; and other factors that might be relevant to you and your family members.