Your next home could be right around the corner

 

Choosing to uproot and move house is a big decision, and one that requires a lot of thought. Not only do you have to sort out the removal of your belongings, but you also have to find another place to live. For many people, that’s a daunting task, but there are a few easy things you can do to make your next house the right one.

It might be finding a community-based neighbourhood where your kids can find new friends, or even being within your preferred school zone. Your next home should be an improvement on your current one, so time and effort should be poured into the decision. Not having to worry about the packing and transporting of your furniture means you have more time on your hands to find a new home. Allied Pickfords can help you with all of your valuables.

Selecting the right suburb

The suburb you live in has much more riding on it than many people think. If you want sound capital gains down the track, then you’ll need to buy somewhere that’s developing and becoming more popular, but if you’re after something that’s going to be the right fit for your family, then community spirit might be at the top of your list.

A Smart Property Investment article from February 2016 suggests Sydney’s inner-ring suburbs are rising sharply in value as investors drive demand sky-high in the New South Wales capital. CoreLogic RP Data shows that nine of the top 10 most expensive suburbs to buy a house in December 2015 were in New South Wales, with Western Australia the only other state to make an appearance on the list.

If you have the money to invest in a suburb from the ‘million dollar club’, then you can expect sound capital returns, but if you’re after something a little less pricey, there are plenty of options out there.

You could achieve both capital gains and school zoning if you do the research.

A Perth Now report from May 2016 states that buying a home zoned for the top state school in the city, Shenton College, can cost as much as $200,000 more than in an un-zoned suburb, but is cheaper overall than sending your kids to a private school. What’s more, the five-year median increase in value for Shenton Park is 11 per cent. Willeton Senior High School-zoned suburbs experienced a whopping 27 per cent value spike over the past five years.

You could achieve both capital gains and school zoning if you do the research.

So you have enough time to focus on doing that, let Allied Pickfords take care of your moving needs. Give the team a call on 13 25 54 today.