6 things to look for when buying a new home

12th August 2016

  1. 1. The size and layout of rooms – make sure they’re not too big, and not too small. Think about your lifestyle – will you spend lots of time in the kitchen, for example? If so, then maybe an open-plan kitchen-dining room may suit you. Or if you have lots of clothes, consider a larger bedroom space or walk-in-wardrobe.

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  1. 2. The neighbourhood – is it somewhere you see yourself living? If you have young children, research the quality of the schools in the area. Maybe nearby bars and restaurants are important to you. Or if you enjoy taking long walks, look out for dedicated pathways and walking routes, for example.

  3. 3. Is the property flooded with natural light? Be sure to make appointments to view the home at different times of the day to give you a rounded feel of the property.


  4. 4. Traffic – is the area notorious for bad traffic in the mornings and early evenings? If you drive on the motorway to work, consider if there’s a convenient junction nearby. Figure out how long it will take you to get to and from work – and then ask yourself if you want to spend that long on the road every day!



  1. 5. Garden orientation – is it south-facing? Homes that are designed to face south will have more natural sunlight and owners will be able to enjoy sunnier garden BBQs in summer than those with a north-facing garden.



  1. 6. Bathrooms – are there enough? Is a bath essential? Or do you prefer a shower? All these things are important considerations. Remember that bathrooms are expensive to change!

And if you've carefully considered all these points, you're probably ready to sign the dotted line! 

Speak to us today about your new home requirements. Contact Sophie on sophie@sbhomes.co.uk.