If you’re looking for houses for sale in Swindon, you’ll have a list of questions as long as your arm.
‘Does it have more than one bathroom?’
‘Is it decorated nicely?’
‘Can my family all live here comfortably?’
These are all important questions, but there’s a few questions that you may not think to ask. They’re even more important, and will tell you what you really need to know. Here’s the questions you need to be asking when house hunting.
‘What is the neighbourhood like?’
In the excitement about the house, it’s easy to forget about where it’s situated. If you like a property, visit the area at different times of the day. Who’s around? What’s the traffic like?
This way you’ll find out if it gets busy round your way during the school run, or whether it’s full of people at night thanks to the local pub.
‘Can I get to school/work from here?’
It’s not just where your house is, it’s how easy it is to get places from there. Try doing the school run or your work commute from the area.
It’s the best way to find out if it’s an easy run, or whether you’d need to make adjustments to your schedule in order to reach them on time.
Also, check whether the route is simple, or will be more complicated than where you are now.
‘What work needs to be done?’
When looking for houses for sale in Swindon, people are looking for properties that need as little work done to them as possible.
However, not every property is going to be ready for you right off the bat. Look around and think about what work needs to be done.
If it’s fairly simple, then maybe you could get the right home for you for slightly cheaper than you thought.
‘What does the local estate agent know?’
A lot of people look online now, but the local estate agent is a gold mine of useful information. Get in touch with a local agent, such as us here at Moovahome, and ask them what’s up and coming in the area.
If you’re friendly with them, they’ll let you know about promising properties that are about to go up, giving you first dibs.
‘What’s being built in the area?’
The area may be perfect now, but there may be changes in the future that will make you rethink your choice.
What if that lovely view is blocked by a new supermarket in the next year? Take a look on the Government planning portal to see what’s being built in the area, to avoid any nasty surprises.
If you want to know more about houses for sale in Swindon, talk to us at Moovahome. We’ll help you find a property that’s just right for you and your family. We know Swindon like the back of our hand, so there’s no better agency to come talk to about moving in the area.