For those interested in moving into a new house, it’s important to plan as much as you can beforehand.
If you have an idea of the area you would like to move into then you should study it slightly.Maybe have a walk through it a few days or even google the area online to see if there is anything you don’t know about it.
You want to be completely happy with the area that you are moving into, as buying a house doesn’t come cheap.
Shane Beere, a customer of Tradesmen.ie, who has recently just moved into a new house in Swords, Co. Dublin, told us that he “used the internet to research the area (he) was planning to move into and transport facilities were a big factor when making the final decision”.
When you do go to see a property you are interested in, it is always a good idea to bring someone with you who knows a thing or two about property. They’ll be sure to discover a few things that you may not, and two heads are certainly better than one.
It is also smart to visit the house at both day and night, that way you can get a real sense of the house and the areas atmosphere. Feel free to ask as many questions as you can think of, it is your money you are spending and you should be under no pressure to make any deal you are not one hundred percent happy with.
You could also bring a pen and paper to jot down anything you like or dislike and then review everything when making your final decision.
Here are a few things you might want to consider:
- How accessible is the area where the property is located?
- What are the transport routes like for when you are travelling to work, etc?
- How far is it from the town?
- What is the areas crime level?
- What are the local residents like?
- What is the condition of nearby properties?
- Does the house receive a lot of sun light during the day?
- Has the house had any modifications in the past?
- Does the house have any maintenance issues?
- Are there enough power sockets?
- Is there sufficient space in each room for your furniture?
- What is the reason for the houses current owners to be moving?
- What is heating system like in the house?
If the house does require any further maintenance or issues that need to be fixed, be sure to have them repaired. If you need a builder or any other tradesman for a job you have in mind, check out Tradesmen.ie where you can get a number of quotes for your job.
All the Best,