Choosing where to settle down and call home is one of the biggest decisions to make.
You might already know what area you want to live in and it’s just a matter of finding the right house. However, if you’re wanting to relocate to a new area then you have a few more decisions to make.
It ultimately comes down to where your priorities lie. Think about what’s important to you and this should help you come up with a list of necessities which will help you move forwards and start viewing properties in those areas that could be right for you.
Proximity to friends and family
For some people, the most important thing is to be close to friends and family. This can be really handy if you have a young family as they can help out with child care and be there for emergency situations.
Work opportunities and commute
You might want to look at what job opportunities there are in the area in your line of work. This might be particularly important if you’re young and are therefore likely to change jobs.
Also, how long would the commute be? Will it mean spending over an hour and a half in your car stuck in traffic each day, or do you have the option to cycle or walk to work if you want to?