Homes can be expensive and difficult to move around.
But the flipside is that when they’re affordable and spacious, they offer an ideal platform for living and working.
Here are a few things you should consider when deciding what to buy and how to live there.1.
How much do you need?
It’s hard to say with certainty.
The latest HomeShare data suggests that there are about 200,000 new homes to be built each year, which means that it’s hard for most people to find the space they want.
However, a number of experts are now arguing that homes can be more affordable than previously thought, and that there is a “real possibility” that more homes will be built in the next decade than in the last.
This, according to one expert, is due to new technology.
“With the growth of the internet, we have a huge opportunity to be able to find people in their homes who want to live in houses, so that is a real possibility,” said Jonathan Bower, chief executive of the Housing Research and Development Centre (HRC), an organisation which studies housing.
“What I think is also exciting is the fact that we are seeing a change in the housing market in the UK where the number of houses are increasing in many areas.”
The trend is one of affordability, and it’s partly due to the rapid expansion of new homes in recent years.
It’s also because some of the cheaper houses can be shared by families, which makes it more likely that the average household will benefit.
However some homes will still be expensive, so if you want to be in a home with more bedrooms and more living space, you need to be willing to spend a little more.2.
Do you need a lot of space?
The truth is that many people are more likely to want a house that’s smaller than it currently is.
A study of homes by The Guardian last year found that some 20 per cent of buyers in Britain are asking for the size of their new home to be between 10 and 15 per cent smaller.
This is a factor that may help explain why some people who have recently bought homes may not be able afford them.
But experts are also arguing that if you are able to live comfortably in a smaller house, it could be worth the extra cost.
This could be because the space you need will be shared with a larger family.3.
Are you in a market with a large number of housing vacancies?
It could be that you want a smaller home, so you may want to look at properties in certain areas.
This can mean you can buy an older house for £500,000, for example, if you can find a property that offers a good balance between size and quality.
“I think it’s important to consider the quality of your choice when you’re buying,” said Rachel Hargreaves, director of the housing charity Shelter.
“If you’re in a housing market where there are lots of empty houses and lots of properties with low levels of supply, then you might be able, with the right choice, to get a house which is suitable for you and your family.”4.
Do the prices match your requirements?
“The best way to look for an affordable house is to look in the market for a property which is well designed, well maintained and is in good condition,” said Hargresworth.
“You’ll find a range of homes with varying degrees of standardised finishes, so there will be no reason to pay more than you need.”5.
Are there amenities in the property?
“It’s important that you’re looking at the right combination of quality and affordability,” said Mr Hargrees.
“This means considering the design, the height and the width, as well as the condition of the exterior and interior.”
“I think you’re going to find it is a lot easier to find a house with good design if it is well maintained, because you can go out and visit the houses and you can see the different details.”
“There are a lot more of these homes in London, so it’s really important that the home is well built and has lots of features that you can appreciate.”
If the house is well-designed and well-maintained, you can spend more on a good house.”6.
What about maintenance?
Many people would agree that there’s a big difference between a well-managed home and one that’s been in use for a while.
If you have children, you may find it a good idea to buy a home that has good ventilation and a good heating system.
The average home needs to be well ventilated, and this will make it easier for your family to get to and from work.7.
Will the property offer the kind of lifestyle you want?
Many new homes are built in different styles and styles, which can vary a lot between buyers.
Some are designed for a particular age group, or for the type of people who might live in the area. But