Have you recently found out that you and your partner are expecting, maybe the children are getting to big to share a room or you just need a family home in Peterborough with more space? Maybe you just want somewhere that you and your family can call home for years to come?
If you’re looking to buy a family home in Peterborough, we can help. However, there are some things that you will need to consider. We have listed these below for you:
Think about what you want from your future family home. Is location important? Do you want to be in proximity to a good local school? Is a garden important, or maybe a second bathroom is desperately required from your new home? While it’s good to have a dream home in mind, you need to think about what priorities you have. What things will you not compromise on for your new home? Then think about the things that you will be flexible on.
Figuring out your budget before you start house hunting in Peterborough will save you time, stress and heartache. It’s important to set aside money for your solicitors, the mortgage booking fees, arrangement fees, valuation fees, lender / broker fees, surveyor fees and more. You may also need moving vans, new furniture for new rooms, or work may need to be done on your home. This will all cost money. Take the time to figure out how much you can afford to ensure you can afford the homes you are looking at.
When choosing a family home in Peterborough, location in hugely important. You need to take into account school catchment areas and school buses too. The more schools in the area the better as you won’t always get your first choice of school. You need to think about work too. How far is your commute and can you still manage school drop offs or sports days at the school? If you drive, where can you park your car? Are you looking for a house with a drive or are you happy with off-road parking?
Now for the home itself. If you love cooking and eating in the same place, you’ll want a large kitchen / diner. Maybe you want a spare room to be used as the playroom for your children. Older children will need larger rooms, and perhaps the box room could become the office for their homework? If spending time together outside is important to you and your family, then maybe a large garden is important to you? Remember, look past the colours inside the home as these can be changed. To a certain extent you can look past the sizes of the rooms too as these may be able to be knocked through or extended.
It’s hard to understand just how tricky it can be to move as a family. The fewer times you move the better for the whole family. Let us help you find the perfect family home in Peterborough for your family.