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Top tips to find your perfect home this spring with The Property Centre

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As Spring approaches, it brings the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. So if you’ve thought about finding your perfect home this season, here are some top tips to help you on your way.

Follow market trends

Investigating which seasons are consistently good for buying and selling can be beneficial depending on your preferred region. When buyers are looking to move before summer, it is inevitable that spring becomes a time when the market starts to heat up.

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If you’re uncertain about the current market climate, you can look through recently sold listings in your current location to get an idea of the average house value at that time. If houses sell quickly and for a reasonable price, you might need to act swiftly and get your home on the market.

Research locations

Few people relocate simply for a change of scenery, and your new home should be able to accommodate or improve your current way of life.

Finding your ideal home can be difficult but be sure to check the details in your preferred location such as school ratings and crime statistics, as well as taking the time to drive around the community at various times of the day.

The internet is a powerful tool, but nothing beats first-hand experience, so take advantage of any opportunity to meet potential neighbours, try out local businesses, and spend some time in your area of interest before making any decisions.

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For more information on some of the most popular places to live in the areas covered by The Property Centre, read our guides on GloucesterWorcesterCheltenham, and Stroud.

‘Needs’ vs. ‘Wants’

When it comes to finding the right home for you and your family, you must strike a balance between knowing exactly what you want and remaining flexible. It would be beneficial to create a list of features that you require and those that can be compromised in order to compare and finalise a solid plan.

A ‘want’ could be a fourth bedroom, whereas a ‘need’ could be a shorter commute. Every house is unique, and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages that must be considered – especially if you’re working to a budget.

Stay search savvy

Homes tend to pop up on the market like daffodils in the spring, and they can be snapped up just as quickly. Searching for your dream home involves keeping an eye on the market for new listings and being prepared to make an offer as soon as a listing meets all of your criteria.

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When the market is active, good properties tend to sell quickly, so as a buyer, you may need to be ready to make an offer within hours of finding and viewing a great home.

What can you afford?

Your finances will play a significant (if not the largest) role in finding your new home. If you’re keen to move before the summer, knowing the value of your current property is essential before looking at any potential homes since it will help you determine the size of your deposit.

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This is a crucial factor because the larger your deposit, the more attractive mortgage offers you will be eligible for. For more information or advice, book an appointment with one of our mortgage advisers.

Contact The Property Centre

If you’re looking to sell your property why not book an expert valuation? If you would like more help in searching for your dream home, contact the team at one of our local offices today.

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