Have you come to realise that the home in which you and your family live just doesn’t cut the mustard anymore? It has probably been a faithful friend and host to you all for many years, but perhaps you need to move on to a property with more space. It might even be that you are downsizing for one reason, or another. Whatever your motivation, you might be on the hunt for a house for sale by auction in Nuneaton & Bedworth.

The search process is often frustrating, and it can take months for the ideal property to present. It helps if you know what to look for in the first place, so I advise you to make a list and stick to it. Compromise on as few things as possible in order to find a place where you can continue to make memories. Here are a few things to include in your list of requirements. My research indicates that they are essential considerations if you are to be happy and content in the future.

Note down how many bedrooms you need. When you visit a beautiful house, don’t think about sacrificing one of those rooms in order to gain another feature. Bedrooms are essential to the health and wellbeing of your children, and it is unfair to force them to share unless they have to.

Just as any other buyer, inspect the quality of the kitchen carefully. You probably spend a lot of time in there and the layout and quality of fittings vital for efficiency. If you have never heard of the working triangle before, now might be a good time to research the subject.

Is there potential for improvement? You might need room in the garden for an extension or conservatory to create extra space in the house.

Study the score on the Energy Performance Certificate. It will give you an idea of the annual running cost of the property and the efficiency of the insulation and heating system. You may need to spend a lot of time and money improving the house to make it eco-friendly. Luckily, any improvements you make to the efficiency of the building will pay for themselves over time. Investigate schemes that will help you to bear the cost of home improvements. The Green Deal will refund a proportion of the money you spend to cut the energy consumption of your home.

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Location of the house is vital. If it is near to a forest, your kids will always have somewhere to play and go on wild adventures. As The adult of the family, you must look at the situation in practical terms. Here are a few things to consider.

  • How far is it to the nearest school?
  • Is there a convenient bus stop?
  • Where is the nearest doctor’s surgery?
  • Are there shops and a post office nearby?
  • Look at the local area to ascertain the lifestyle there. If it looks run down with graffiti all over the place, you might not feel that your kids are safe going out alone. We often need to strike a balance between the affordability of the house and the area in which it sits. Properties in affluent towns and villages often cost more than those on a council estate in the suburbs.

Of course, everybody’s needs are different, so make a location list yourself.

The right house for you will present eventually. Don’t lose heart in your search, the next one could be perfect. I hope you find these tips useful; many have before you.

This article is provided by Peter.