First time buyers - widen your search and widen your opportunities

March 8, 2016Tags: First Time Buyer | relocating | buying

When thinking about buying your first home it’s easy to understand why most of us immediately start looking for property near to our current home, close to our family or near our workplace. It’s the obvious choice, and is often considered more convenient. But have you considered the benefit of widening your search?

Limiting the area you are looking to buy could prove costly- both financially and emotionally.

The fact is that limiting your search geographically might limit not only your choice of property but also your ability to make a move. Price can become the ruling factor, either restricting what you can buy or preventing you from buying altogether. If you're on a budget and you limit yourself to a specific location it's likely you will have to compromise on that ideal home you've been dreaming of.

Today there are more opportunities for living away from your workplace. Employers now better understand the need for a great work/life balance, often allowing opportunities for home working. And in recent years transport systems have been vastly improved making commutes into big cities a doddle. 

Take advantage of these factors by looking to buy further afield and you could be richly rewarded. Widening your search geographically gives you a greater choice of properties and the possibility of more affordable housing. The property you've dreamed of could be yours and - at the end of every working day - you'll be travelling back to a home you love.  

Priced out of the London market, Emma chose to relocate to the north east. Read her story here >

If this sounds like you, Your Move is in a great position to help, whether you want to overcome the problem of limited choice or of the higher cost of properties in the area that you are currently searching.

Your Move guides buyers throughout the whole process

Your Move is the largest single branded estate agent in the UK. This puts us in the perfect position to  offer support, tips and friendly advice drawing on the expertise of over 1500 specialists across the UK. Working with colleagues in other parts of the country, we can highlight the benefits of looking further afield and potentially open up some great buying opportunities that you might never have considered before.

A specialist new homes division. Our dedicated land and new homes team work closely with local and national developers. If you're in the market for a new build we can provide advice about incentives being offered, introduce you to developments coming up or simply explain the pros and cons of new build properties.

Support with legal services. We provide advice about the conveyancing process and can introduce you to a solicitor. Choosing wisely can really speed up the process and help all parties concerned. 

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