Category: Home Improvement
If you have been less than enthralled by finding the right house for you when searching for a new home, you might want to think about building your own home from scratch. Building a home of your own has been something that has been increasing in popularity in recent years, offering more flexibility to create the house that you want.
It does require time and patience, but the end result is that you will have a home that you created for you!
Before you go ahead and leap into buying the first plot of land that catches your eye however, there are a few things that you should think about to ensure that your home is also in a good area for you…
Will you be Overlooked – If you are choosing to build a home based on the fact that you want to be away from nosey neighbours check with your local council as well as consulting planning maps to see if there are likely to be future developments in the area that may overlook yours.
Crime – This is a good thing to check wherever you are moving to and whether you are building from scratch or not. You can get this information via the local police data.
Schooling – If you have kids or plant to have them look at local schools that will be in the catchment area as well as the Ofsted reports for them. It is also good to speak to other parents whose kids attend the schools to get a first-hand opinion of them.