Posted on Sunday, December 1, 2019
Rule number one - don’t go it alone! Some enterprising souls think they can save money by cutting corners and carrying out their search for a larger home on their own. Not a good idea. Always ask a reputable estate agent to guide you through the process. It’s a property jungle out there; seek out the guidance of a friendly expert.
It seems like a simple question with an obvious answer but when it comes to choosing the right property, having a clear idea as to ‘why’ is crucial. Take your time to define what your current property is lacking and what features you need your new home to have. Before beginning your search, think about not only your prospective new home’s square footage but also the layout. Before speeding ahead, make sure the rooms or features in the larger house will actually be used.
From increasing your mortgage to maintaining a larger property, there are many factors to take into account before you upgrade. Of course, bigger homes come with bigger price tags. But the sale price isn’t the only inflated cost you’ll face when upsizing.
Whenever you’re buying a new property, it’s vital to be clear in your own mind about your price range. When you find a bigger place that you really like, you’ll need to think beyond its asking price to understand the true costs associated with your purchase. If you want to get a sense of how much more you might be paying for a particular home, our advice is to talk to its current owners. Many sellers are happy to let buyers take a peek at their recent bills for major repairs and monthly utilities. Remember - they want to sell the property, so it’s in their interests to be as co-operative as possible.
Try and plan ahead. If you have school-aged children who are approaching their secondary years, you will find that they will become more demanding about their own space. Maybe they’re sharing bedrooms, or you only have one living room for the family. As the children get older these space issues will become increasingly challenging. But don’t wait till the rows start. Try and think a year or two ahead, well before the issue raises its head.
With a new baby, don’t leave it too late. All the elements of a house move - the move itself, arranging the mortgage, buying new furniture - all this can be incredibly stressful. They’re the last thing you need when your focus needs to be on the new family member. Much better, to have the move done and dusted many months before your new baby’s due date.
At Privilege Homes, we’re the West Midlands’ premier estate agent for luxury homes. We’ll be your trusted partner in all matters relating to property upsizing.
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