Leaving one home and moving into another can be a rollercoaster of emotion, with all the fond memories you have of the old bringing you down and your aspirations for your new home taking you right back up again. Not to mention the fact that transactions involving homes are likely the largest you will be involved in. With all the different issues to think about it is easy to become overwhelmed. Hopefully the steps below will allow you to think a little more clearly and make your change of home the joy it should be.
1.Be Aware Of Your Finances
It is all well and good hitting the web hard and fantasising about all the mansions on the market, but setting your sights on something that is unrealistic is only going to bring you down. Before you do any hunting get in talk to your mortgage advisor and get the value of your house estimated. When dealing with estate agents remember that it is in their best interest to turn your house over relatively quickly (an extra £8000 for you is only £120 for them). As such I would recommend having your house evaluated 2 or more times.
2.Don’t Commit Too Early
There are always alot of houses on the market and you owe it to yourself to make sure you know everything that is available to you – be patient while you search. Once you find a property do lots of relevant background research, you don’t want to end up with a 3 hour commute to work. If ever you find a house that is you love but is absolutely out of your budget, remember that the worst response you can get to a low bid is a rejection.
3.Getting Your House Off The Market
Due to the current economical market you might not get that many viewings, so you must take every opportunity you are given. Your house can never be too clean and tidy: both inside and out. Studies say that the more unlived in it looks the better, so get your photo frames out of the way. If ever you get a low offer and your estate agent advises you to take it, don’t forget that the extra month it takes to get the better offer isn’t necessarily cost effective for them.
Assuming you have listened to the above advice and have set realistic expectations for yourselves then you should be fine.
Happy house hunting.
This article was written by Jacob Catt on behalf of www.wiltshireremovals – a transit company which provides both storage units and case specific moving services.