8 Factors to Help you Decide Where to Locate in Derby

Moving home mortgage advice in Derby

When considering ‘where to live in Derby’, there are many things you will look for. House hunting as a first-time buyer in Derby or as a home mover in Derby can be daunting. You will be looking at mortgage arrangements and the best mortgage deal available for you, and your finances for your new home. 

By now, you probably have a rough idea of where you may like to live, the type of house you would like. You will be considering the location, amenities and how much you get for your money. But how to decide which area you would like to live in? 

We’ve put together a few points to consider when choosing where to locate in Derby.

Things to consider when moving home to Derby

1. Where to live, Derby city centre or countryside

Depending on where you decide to locate in Derby will be one of the most critical factors. You will have to think about whether you want a city location or looking for a more countryside setting.

You need to consider this carefully, as the area will affect the commute to work, access to local amenities, shops and schools.

2. Transport links

We all generally have to consider some factors, such as how we get to work for many people. So access to primary transport links, railway or bus station, and motorway links will be necessary, especially if you don’t have your mode of transportation.

3. Schools, colleges

For those with children, an essential factor is usually the quality of the school in the area. There are some great schools in Derby, and it’s always worth taking a look at the school league tables if you have any doubts on which school to let your children attend.

4. Local amenities

What you are looking for in the area may differ depending on your lifestyle. Some of the things you may consider are the proximity of the nearest supermarkets, shops and maybe how close you are to the emergency facilities.

We recommend you make a shortlist, what you need and what you would like near you as a priority. When you find a house you are interested in, you can then compare it with your ‘wish list’ and see if it matches your needs.

5. Family & friends

Depending on your circumstances, this is a personal choice on whether you need additional support with the children, help with school runs and childcare. So it may also be that you would like to be in as close proximity to them as possible, or at least just a short distance away so that it’s possible to visit if you wish to do so.

6. Value for money

When you choose the ideal home, you need to set aside how far your money will go and what you get in a home for the amount of money you spend. So you may need to compromise on what you are can within your price range and budget.

7. Local community

Some tend to keep to themselves, and others prefer being part of a community. For best results, look at local websites or take a visit beforehand to get to know locals who will inform you on current events and what’s available

8. House prices – long term

Maybe you are purchasing a property having long term investment ideas and, as such, hope the property prices rise, on the off chance that you choose to sell in the future.

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