How to Find a Good House: 8 Tips for House Hunting

Wondering how to find a good house? Are you struggling and wondering why it is so difficult to find a nice property? Don’t worry – if the process was simple, anyone could do it – and we’d be out of a job!  However, at Stacks, we know all the ins and outs when it comes to property finding, and, as our clients and nearly 10 years in the home hunting business shows,  we know how to find a good house!

What Makes a Good House?

A good house looks different to different people. It all depends on your preference and plans for your property. However, there are some negative aspects which can be a red flag that you should look out for when searching for a good house for you;

  • Damp spots
  • Lack of boiler inspection
  • High crime areas
  • Overpriced properties
  • Under-priced properties

All of the above issues can be overcome; however, it’s best to enlist an expert to ensure any issues are resolved or completely understood before embarking on the purchase.

At Stacks, we work with all types of clients at different points in their lives to help them find a good house for them. If you’re looking for a property finder, contact us today.

How to find a good house – Top Tips  

When finding a good house, it can be challenging to know where to start. We’ve put together some top tips to help you begin your process.

  1. Decide On Your Search Area. 

Which drivers will help you determine the area you want to live in. It could be to do with your career, your future plans for expanding your family, or it could be as simple as liking the area. If you choose to work with Stacks, we can help you determine the best location for you. We have dedicated regional agents who know each area of the UK inside and out, so there will be no stone left unturned.

  1. Check Out the Neighbourhood

Once you’ve decided on the area you want to live in, it’s important that you get a feel for the neighbourhood. Make sure it has all the amenities you desire. It’s no good finding the perfect house in a small village if you want the comforts and conveniences of a big city or vice versa!

  1. Research Future Housing Development Plans 

Is the area around your chosen property going to change? Would this have an impact on how you feel about the property? If you’re after a small village property, then plans for a major development close by might affect your decision to buy. At Stacks, we can help you stay updated on development news around your chosen area and reduce the risk of a surprise like this.

  1. View The House Multiple Times

 To make sure the house is perfect for you, it’s best to visit the house multiple times. Most estate agents will allow you to visit more than once so you can be sure it fulfils your brief. It would be best if you also took time to visit the house at different times of the day. You might be surprised to find your quiet, peaceful house is on a road which is actually gridlocked during rush hour, or becomes a place for parking for the local school.

  1. Work with a Property Finder. 

The best way to find a good house is to use a property finder. At Stacks, we help people from all over the UK find their perfect houses. We can scour the market so you don’t have to, we can give inside info about the areas you are thinking of purchasing in, and we can help negotiate the best deal for you when it comes to pricing.

  1. Don’t Rush Into A Purchase 

Buying a house is an important decision. Although you may be excited about finding a good house, remember that good things take time. Make sure you take time to do all your research to ensure the good house is the right house for you and your situation.

  1. Think About Your Future Plans

Because finding a good house is a lengthy process as well as being expensive, you may want to find a house which is going to suit you long-term.

If you’re planning to start a family, buy a dog, or plan for family members to move in, you need to ensure you have the right amount of space so that you don’t have to move again after a short amount of time.

  1. Have Fun!

Finding a good house can be a pleasurable experience! People often forget that buying a house ought to be fun and rewarding. Viewing properties in different areas and imagining how your life may look is part of that fun. Stacks help to maximise the fun by taking all the more stressful aspects on board for you. Forget about chasing paperwork, negotiating prices and dealing with legal bodies; we can do all that for you so you can focus on finding a good house and enjoying life.

Find a Good House with Stacks 

We have been working in the property industry for nearly four decades, so we know how to find a good house. We work closely with our clients to help them determine what they want from their property and how to get the most out of their budget.

If you’re looking for your perfect property and want to see what Stacks has to offer, then contact a member of the team today.

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