Helping You Consider the Right Location for Your Next Move

26 July 2021

Mary McQueen from McDougall McQueen tells us about the most important factors when choosing your home.

Obviously location is one of the most important factors when choosing your home, and property prices will reflect this. If you choose to look at properties in a different area or even across country it can be daunting to find a location that accommodates your lifestyle and budget, but where you know you will be making a smart investment too. 

To help you discover the right place for your new home, here are some important factors to consider:

Transport Links

If you commute to work using public transport it is important that you research transport links when looking into different areas for properties.

Local Amenities

Shops, restaurants, pubs and post offices all tend to be basic requirements so research what there is and think about what is most important for you and what you are prepared to compromise on.

Children

If you have children or would like to have them in the future it is important to find out about schools and catchment areas and if you would be happy with them. If you don’t have children this is always a key factor to consider as it can impact your property when selling in the future. 

Affordability – Location Is Key but Where Can You Afford To Live?

Prices can vary significantly between areas and even within streets. Always make sure to research the variation of property prices in each area.

Your Requirements

Would you rather live in a lively urban area with lots of amenities and activities, or a quiet rural setting without neighbours?

Type of Property

Period properties or new builds? Research property prices and council tax rates to get an idea of affordability in an area. 

Wherever you choose to buy, think long term. Do research and find out about the area and future plans such as potential housing developments or transport links that could impact the area, these could impact any future sale.

2021

2020

Tayside housing market back with a bang 2020-12-10 Digital Guide 2020-05-27

2019

The property market across Scotland - Quarter Two 2019 by SPC Scotland 2019-10-16 LORD PROVOST OPENS NEW-LOOK CENTRE 2019-09-17 The Dundee property market 2019-06-24 A 427 MILLION BOOST FOR THE HOMES MARKET 2019-01-21

2018

Budget Proposals to the ADS Rate 2018-12-18 BUYING OR SELLING GET THE FACTS 2018-08-24 BUYING INTO LIFE ON THE WATERFRONT 2018-08-23 As moving day looms dont panic just prep 2018-05-17 THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS FOR HOMEBUYERS 2018-04-03 HOME COMFORTS FEND OFF BEAST FROM THE EAST 2018-03-07 V&A DATE MILESTONE FOR THE WATERFRONT 2018-03-02 FLAT SALES EDGE TOWARDS 100 MILLION 2018-01-23 PROPERTY SALES PUSH TOWARDS THE 440 MILLION MARK 2018-01-08

2017

FESTIVE GREETINGS FROM ALL AT THE TSPC 2017-12-19 PUTTING DUNDEE ON THE MAP 2017-11-15 TIME TO BRING YOUR HOME TO THE MARKET 2017-11-01 AUTUMN IS A GOOD SEASON FOR SELLING 2017-10-17 HIGH PROFILE OPTION FOR TOP PROPERTIES 2017-10-09 MARKETING YOUR PROPERTY TO THE MAX 2017-08-21 DO YOU LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEA? 2017-06-15 TIME LOOMING FOR A RE-MORTGAGE 2017-06-09 HAS THERE BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR A HOUSE SALE 2017-05-26 TIME TO PUT YOUR FLAT ON THE MARKET 2017-05-04

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