Finding Your Forever Home – Our 5 Top Tips

Finding a forever home is a goal for lots of people, finding that safe and happy place for you and your family to enjoy and make memories is important, and exciting!. If you are on the hunt for your forever home, we have compiled a list of our top 5 tips to help you. Let’s take a look.


Ah, the all important location. It’s at the top of this list for a reason as this is the number one factor in finding your forever home. If you have a found a home in your desired location, do your research. Unless you have already lived in the locality or know it very well, you will need to gather some more information to help you. Does the location have all the amenities you need close by? Will you be close to work or at a commutable distance? Do you have a family or plan to have a family? Are there schools nearby? Do you drive or will you be relying on public transport? Try to envisage your future plans and see how your chosen location fits into those plans.


While we can’t know how our future will really look, despite our plans, it is a good idea to mull over a few different scenarios when searching for your forever home. Does the property have enough space to cater for your family as it is? Are you planning to grow your family in the future? Are you looking to retire in the property eventually? Can the property be adapted in the future to meet your needs as you age? Is there a possibility you might work from home in the future? Is there enough space for a home office, a  playroom or a place to entertain? Think of your needs now and how they could change in the future.


Are you ready to find a home you can fix up and redesign in a way that suits you or are you looking for a property that is move in and forever home ready for you to add your personal touches to? We are all at different stages in life and at this point you might have the time, energy and financial means to design your forever home and shape it into what you want it to be. On the other hand,  time, energy and cost might be against you which could mean some compromise on what you settle for as your forever home.

Outdoor Space

If you are a homebird who loves to entertain and spend a lot of time at home or you have children, a good sized outdoor space might be high on your list of priorities when searching for your permanent home. If you are always out and about and only spend time at home to relax and recharge, you might not need the added pressure of having a large outdoor space to maintain. Whatever your preferences, it’s important you think everything through carefully before making an offer on a property to see if it meets your needs now and will continue to do so over the years.


Lastly, a forever home will need to stand the test of time. If you are looking at a home you can comfortably live in for potentially the next 20-30 years, you will need to know that the property is in good order structurally to save headaches and large costs down the line. There are some tell-tale signs you can look out for when viewing a property such as checking for cracks along the interior and exterior walls and looking for signs of damp in and around the property. Getting an independent structural survey is highly recommended.

So, that’s it for our top tips, we hope this has helped you as you look for your forever home, if you need some extra support, our friendly team are on hand to help you through the process, book your appointment here.