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It’s great to know what you want before you start looking. But it’s also a good idea to know what’s important and what’s not. Finding the dream home with everything you want can be tricky, if not impossible.

Make a list of your top priorities and split things into a list of ‘essentials’ and ‘nice-to-haves’. This will help make choosing your home much easier.

  1. Consider The Long-Term

If you’re moving home or buying your first place, make sure you’re thinking about the long-term. Knowing how long you’ll stay in your new home can help you decide what’s needed.

For example, if you want to stay for at least ten years, will you need a school nearby, good transport links or a spare bedroom?

You don’t need to plan your entire life. But it’s good to have a rough idea of what you need long-term when choosing a new home.

  1. Think About Investment and Resale Value

If you’re thinking about investing in renovation work when you move, consider the resale value and future development of the area.

Ask your estate agent for information about things like extension potential or projected resale value in five to ten years. This can help you decide whether you’d rather choose a property that needs lots of work or one that’s ready to move into.

  1. Think About What You Want To Be Close To

When looking for a home in the Surrey & Hampshire area think about what amenities you want nearby. Is it important that you are near the station or a bus stop? Or is it more important that you have access to the local schools or parks?

Deciding what amenities are important can help narrow down your search. Just make sure you’re not being too specific with your search, The more specific you are, the harder it’ll be to find your new home!

Ask An Expert

Can’t decide what you want from your new home?

Here at Warren Powell-Richards, we can help you figure out what you need and what area is best to buy in.

Check out our listings at to see what we have on offer. Or get in touch with a member of our team. We’d love to help!

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