Moving into your dream new home in 2024: Five top tips

26th January 2024

Moving into your dream new home in 2024: Five top tips

As we kick off the new year with fresh hopes for the months ahead, perhaps moving into a new home is on your to-do list. While the market has had a bumpy ride recently, we are here with some top tips to help you make your dream move a reality in 2024.

1) Stay flexible

In an ever-changing property market, keeping an open mind is key. Consider keeping broad horizons when it comes to location, size, and features. Be open to the idea of different homes and be aware of their pros and cons. For example, a new build home can have several cost benefits - updating an older home to modern standards could cost over £70,000*, plus there are huge savings to be made on household and maintenance bills.

2) Lay the foundations

 Meticulous ground work is the foundation of a successful move. Make sure you calculate relocation costs, encompassing fees and stamp duty. Recognising the financial implications of a larger property, such as heating costs, is also crucial. Enlisting a recommended solicitor and mortgage broker can prove instrumental in navigating these challenges. *Talk to one of our experienced sales negotiators today and find out how Curo can help absorb some of these costs.

3) First impressions matter

When selling your own property, the first impression is paramount. In fact, according to some figures**, one in six home hunters take only 10 seconds to decide whether they like a home. Make sure your home is looking at its best for potential buyers; clean up, fix small issues and add some nice lighting to boot. Creating a welcoming atmosphere can make all the difference. *Talk to us today to find out how we can help you sell your existing home with our Swift Move scheme.

4) Understand the market

Market forecasts may paint a broad picture, but nuances prevail in various segments. Affordability can vary depending on your personal circumstances, and hyper-local markets can see differences in house prices – so it’s worth doing your research. *Curo offer free expert mortgage advice via trusted new build specialist brokers. Find out how much you can borrow today or start making your financial plan.

5) Use a trustworthy housebuilder

In a time of financial uncertainty, it matters more than ever to buy a home with a housebuilder you can trust. At Curo, we understand that buying a new home can be one of the most important decisions a family can make, which is why delivering top-quality customer service is one of our key objectives, with a customer satisfaction score of 91.3%.

Why not discover what’s available right now at our latest developments; Keyford Meadows and Locking Parklands, with their range of two bedroom to five bedrooms homes…

Keyford Meadows, Frome:

  • Uncover homes starting from £299,995
  • Enticing offer of £10,000 towards moving costs on selected Westonbirt Plots (21, 22).
  • Frome voted number one place to live in the South West by the Sunday Times in 2021.

Locking Parklands, Weston-super-Mare:

  • Explore homes starting from £324,995
  • Boasts a tranquil living experience on the outskirts of Weston.

 For more information, or if you would like to view any of these properties, visit the website or give one of our sales team a call on 0345 140 5050.