Moving to a new house is widely regarded as being one of the most stressful times a person can go through during their life. When there are kids involved, this can be considered even more true. Stress levels are high, money seems to be draining, and it seems like it might not be worth it. Yet you can turn moving into something that is a fond memory, rather than one associated with bad times. As long as you follow the right tips, you can turn the frowns in your family up into happy smiles, and make this a time to remember- for the right reasons.
Just a vent really. Since looking to buy a house, which seems to have been forever, we have had many dealings with estate agents. Some are just processes that really frustrate me and some are personality traits. These people, some of these people, are just autobots I am sure of it. This is my little rant, I had to get it off my chest. The annoying things that estate agents do:
We are in the process of looking for our first family home, to buy and it is really hard work. They are either too small, wrong layout, bedrooms all on different floors or the garden is tiny. I feel like we are being incredibly fussy, but I want to get this right. We do not have the cash to move after we have got our mortgage. Who does? It’s made me think about things for when we do move, that will make it less stressful like: removals, storage, decorating, cleaning and getting family to help us out. We have moved house 4 times in the past 10 years, so you would think I am a pro at this moving malarkey.
When you’re moving home, there are a lot of important factors that you need to take into consideration. This is especially true if you’re raising a young family. If you’re moving outside of your local area, you’ll need to make sure that your new location is suitable for your children. To move home is an extremely expensive process, it can also cause a large amount of upheaval for your family. That is why it is so vital that you make the right decision. Luckily, there are ways for you to take control of the situation. Below are five steps for moving to an area that is good for your kids.
There are many advantages of buying an older home if you can get the right deal on the right property. An old house can generally carry lower a price tag than brand new houses in the vicinity and being one of the first in the area, old houses can even be situated on the best plots. However, finding the right deal isn’t as easy as it sounds because if you are not extra careful, they can also come with a ton of problems. To help you avoid making such mistakes, here is a list of five things that you need to check before buying any old property.
For the past year we have been saving for our first family home, one we can buy and call our own. Decorate as we like, fix the broken things within a week (or even a year would be great) and have that perfect roll tub bath that I have been dreaming about forever. We have been saving a lot and have finally got enough for that all important house deposit. But the fun doesn’t stop there.
David Bancroft, the Head of Residential Property at Ison Harrison, has shared some property buying tips for those dipping their toes in the property waters for the first time. It is really useful information, especially whilst we are looking for our first home. The first tip alone is really difficult, there are so many properties out there that are just over our threshold and it breaks your heart when the sellers will not negotiate.
Looking for a new home is an exciting activity for families, well depending on your family of course. Some even make a trip for it. Looking at different neighbourhoods and dream houses and imagining the design and furniture to put in each room make a bond that each will definitely enjoy. But there are important details people tend to overlook because of the excitement. So here we have created a family checklist to guide you when you make the big leap into buying a new house.
It is funny because when I reflect back on my year of 2014, it wasn’t the greatest in many ways, but amazing in lots of other ways. It really was the year of to and fro, but with my glass always half full I was able to not dwell on the negatives too much and turn them into positives.
The greatest challenge when looking for a house to buy is finding the money to buy that dream home. In many cases, home buyers don’t have the cash to buy a home because their money is tied up as equity in a current home or like us you simply do not have that kind of money saved up. Until that home is sold, the money to pay for a new house simply isn’t available. However, a lack of money to finance a new home purchase is now available via a bridge loan.