Safety Is Second To None
There are many reasons we can stop feeling safe at home. The worst case scenario is that your safety has been compromised by a break in. But, that’s not the only factor. A spate of break-ins in your neighborhood can make you doubt your safety, too. It may seem extreme, but parents can’t take any chances. Our children’s safety is top of our priorities, and we can’t leave our kids in a place that doesn’t feel secure. If that sounds familiar, a house move may be on the cards. Any of us who have moved before will know that these things don’t progress quickly. There’s often months of negotiations before you’re able to move. And, right now you don’t have months! So, what can you do?
A FAST SALE
A fast sale is the best way forward. Of course, walking around saying, ‘Someone, buy my house quickly,’ isn’t going to cut it. You need to take action. Cash home buyers are your best bet, as they buy your home upfront. You won’t have to wait for viewings and offers. If you do choose to go down a traditional route, it’s worth avoiding buying chains. First-time buyers are ideal because they won’t be waiting for their house to sell. For the most part, though, you won’t have much control over who buys your property. It’s worth taking a long hard think about whether the traditional route would serve your purpose.
BE WILLING TO RENT
It’s not only a chain at the other end that you need to watch out for. If you’re buying a house, you’re going to have to stay put until the sale finalizes and a moving date is agreed. If you’re willing to move into rented accommodation, you’ll save yourself worry. Bear in mind that this could be expensive. Consider whether the risk is worth the cost. If yes, don’t hesitate to find alternative accommodation. If you think you can wait, stay where you are.
HAVE A LOCATION IN MIND
To help keep things moving, it’s worth having a place in mind. That way, you’ll have a better idea of where to search for your new home. You’ll also be able to make school arrangements for the kids. The sooner you get them settled, the better. If renting, you’ll be able to start your new life by renting in that area. Bear in mind that you can’t be narrow with this. Limiting yourself to too small an area could have you waiting longer for a house. Don’t be afraid to spread the search if you need to.
DO THE WORK YOURSELF
The waiting doesn’t end once you complete a sale. To ensure you can move, you’ll need to hire removal companies. This may involve waiting for a little while extra, as they’re often booked well in advance. Cut out the middleman by dealing with the move yourself if possible. Ask any friends with vans if they’d be willing to help. That way, you won’t have to wait around.