Get Yourself ‘moving Ready’ For When Lockdown Is Lifted

Get Yourself ‘moving Ready’ For When Lockdown Is Lifted

Following the government’s latest announcement that housing market transactions in England can take place again, leading developer Barratt Homes is advising buyers how to get themselves ‘moving ready’ during the pandemic.

For any Northamptonshire homeowners dreaming about their next home, there is much that can still be done to get in the best position possible to move throughout lockdown.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said:

“With more time at home, now could be a great opportunity to get you and your house ready for the market if you’re looking to move on or up the property ladder".

1) Get those DIY jobs done

If you’re a homeowner, give your house a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint and tackle those DIY jobs you’ve been putting off. Making a home look its best for a surveyor doesn’t have to mean an expensive décor overhaul and it can easily be done during lockdown especially if you have the materials already to hand. And if that’s not available, getting those little maintenance jobs done now, such as a long overdue light bulb change will be one thing off the list for further down the line.

2) Tidy and declutter!

Over time, a home naturally gathers more and more clutter that can be forgotten about and go unnoticed. Make a conscious effort to declutter the house to help maximise the space and give your home the spring clean it deserves. A kitchen is a big selling point, so make sure all the worktops are clear and that it smells fresh and clean.

3) Give your garden some TLC

Now that spring has sprung and we’ve been treated to some sunshine, it’s time to grab your gardening gloves and give your outdoor space some TLC. Even simple tasks like weeding and mowing your lawn can make a big difference to your garden and turn it into a sanctuary which will make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

4) Get your admin in order

When it comes to applying for a mortgage, you’ll need to have paperwork such as bank statements and pay slips organised and accessible. You’ll most likely end up needing them more than once throughout the application process, so get everything in order now and create a ‘new home’ folder where you can store everything. This will make things much easier when it comes to applying for your mortgage and reserving your home.

5) Do your research and find your dream home

Now comes the fun bit – deciding what type of home you want.When it comes to choosing your home, make a list of priorities and have in mind how many bedrooms you would like and what sort of location works best for your lifestyle. This will help to narrow down your search when it comes to searching for your ideal home.

Barratt Homes has a variety of house type and development videos on its website to help give you a sneak peek of the properties available. Make sure to check these out and note down some questions whilst watching them so you’re ready to go when the developments reopen and you can meet the onsite Sales Advisers.

For more information about Barratt Homes, visit the website at: www.barratthomes.co.uk


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