Things to consider when searching for a home?

5 Jan 2017

If you are searching for affordable housing options with social and private landlords in the UK then HomeHunt is the best place to be.

With a large number of affordable rental homes to search through it is important to consider what the most important factors of your search are. For example, you might be looking to move to a property with more bedrooms or in a completely new location, it is also worth thinking about transport links if you need to travel regularly for work. To help you find the perfect property we suggest thinking about the following factors when you perform a search or setup your property alerts.

Is it all about location?

This is quite straightforward and usually the first thing to consider. Think about the additional factors that come with living in a certain location and how they might impact your daily routine or the people you are living with? If you have children do you need to be near a certain school? If you do not have access to your own transport do you need to be near a bus stop or train station. You might come across a great property but if the location causes issues for you on a daily basis you will soon become frustrated with your home. When using HomeHunt you can use the map view for the property to look at local amenities such as Doctors, Trains, Supermarkets, Pubs, Hospitals and even Takeaways (plus many more) to make sure you find the perfect location.

Affordability

Whatever property you want to live in, you will need to pay something to live there. There are a range of options to support your rental costs and you will need to consider additional factors such as utility bills, insurance and some housing costs. These may vary depending on your personal circumstances and the property that you live in. Using HomeHunt you can set the amount that you are willing to pay each week, month or year so that you only see the properties within your price range. If you cannot see anything that meets your requirements at the time, then don’t forget to setup an alert to let you know when a property that meets your criteria is available. As soon as something is added to the site you will receive a notification based on the frequency settings that you chose.

Type and position of the property

Using HomeHunt you can search for additional options to find the perfect property to suit you. Considering if you want to live in a flat, bungalow or house might have an effect on your day to day living and be dictated by your personal circumstances. If you struggle with lots of stairs you might want to consider searching for a property on a lower floor or one that has access via a lift if it is on a higher floor. The size and number of rooms that you require can also be dictated by your personal circumstances at the time, but think ahead and look at if this might change in the near future before applying for a new property.

Start Searching

Finding a new property can be made a lot easier if you have the right tools to help you search for what you want. Using HomeHunt you can look at more than just an address or size of the property. Use the information provided to help you make the right decision. There are thousands of properties out there, all across the UK, with more being added on a daily basis. If you don’t find what you are looking for immediately then setup your alerts so you are the first to hear about newly added properties that fit your wish list.