The ultimate guide to re-locating

20 Aug 2019

Moving can be a very stressful - Moving to a diffrent city or town even more.. Always make sure that you are open minded to what you want and need in your new home. Ask opinions of friends and family.

First step in finding that home you need will be to establish the right price.
- If you need a home loan then it is best to always get pre-approved as it make it easier to find a home in your price range.

What neighbourhood would you prefer?
- Do you want to live in the suburbs or the inner city, or do you prefer rural or semi-rural areas?

What type of property are you interested in?
- Would you like to purchase in complex / Free Standing property?

How big is the property? What amount of bedrooms - Bathrooms ?

Do you require a garage?

When working in town do you need a property located close to public transport? Located close to schools?

Security

Pets? Keep in mind that some complexes are not pet friendly / some have a limit of how many pets you can keep. So sure to ask your agents if you would like a property that is pet friendly.

A view?

Next, you need to decide which of the items on your list are essential and which are merely nice to have. For example, parents with school-going children would probably prefer bigger homes close to schools whereas empty nesters could opt for a compact apartment with shopping and entertainment facilities nearby.

In some cases, it may be helpful to first rent a home before buying in a new town or city. This will enable you to make sure the home you eventually buy is in the right area for you before you commit to a property purchase.

Once you have relocated, expect to take six months to a year to find your way around your new neighbourhood and make new friends. If you have involved the whole family from the start, moving house can be a rewarding experience that builds strong bonds.