If you are planning on moving onto pastures new, you might be a little nervous about listing your home and purchasing a new property. What happens if your home doesn’t sell? Where will you move to? What happens if you don’t like your new pad?
These questions are hypotheticals that simply aren’t worth worrying about. Instead, it’s time to be proactive and you need to view your house move like a project to manage. With sound organization skills, thorough research, and some nifty decor hacks, you should be able to sell your home at a premium price and move to your dream home. Take a look at these three simple ways to make your house move stress free.
While you might be keen to live in the most salubrious area of your region in a five bed humble abode, you may not have the budget for this. With foreclosures on the rise, it’s more important than ever not to overstretch yourself financially. With a more volatile financial market and increased interest rates an ever present threat, you should take out a home loan that gives you a little bit of leeway. Or you should choose a slightly higher interest rate that is fixed for a set period of time. Budget wisely for your next pad. Make sure that you get as much bang for your buck and purchase a property that you can grow into. At the same time, don’t get seduced by decor that you pay a premium for. Anyone can paint a wall or put up nice wallpaper. And remember, the sofas aren’t staying so don’t buy a property because you adore them!
Forget about buying in an up and coming area. You need to head to those well established areas with low crime rates, good schools and excellent transport links. Do this, and you won’t have to worry about walking the streets at night or letting the kids outside to play. If a property is cheap, there will be a reason and this could be the location of the property. Consider what you want out of a location. Do you want cafes on your doorstep? Do you need plenty of neighbors around you? Or do you want to be in the middle of nowhere? Select a location based on your family’s wants and needs to suit your lifestyle.
The most stressful part of moving is the big day itself. Ensure that you book your removals firm as soon as you possibly can. This can ease a lot of stress and worry. You could even select a removals company that does all of the packing for you and provides all packaging materials. This can save you a mammoth job and you can concern yourself more with your finances, chasing up the property lawyer and keeping tabs on the real estate agent. Get yourself a small box and pack a kettle, coffee, some games for the kids and some healthy snacks. Keep this with you and you will be able to arrive at your new pad with calm children and a cuppa in hand before you know it.
Moving home can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. However, follow this guide and you will be able to cross your new threshold with a smile on your face.