We had some really exciting news last week - Dh got a new job But it means we have to move to Derbyshire, which is great and I’m very excited about, but now I’m faced with the hunt for a new family home - which has a lot to live up to when we currently are lucky enough to rent a very large five bed old farmhouse for a reduced rent.
So I have a few questions to try and organise and inspire me:
I was wondering, how would you approach house hunting? Dh will start his new job in about 6 weeks, and although he could stay over there and come home for weekends for a bit, quite frankly I think I would go a bit potty if that happened for more than a week or so, what with 3 little pixies 4 and under who aren’t ever so fond of sleep (nor seem to need that much), and with no family close by to help. So we only really have a short amount of time to find somewhere, and can only go over as a family at weekends (and if we don’t go as a family I will have to take the 3 pixies with me to view houses, which means my mind won’t be on the job.
What would be on your priority list for a house?
A garden, or more bedrooms? Walking distance to places or in the middle of the countryside?
How do you research good areas?
We have a friend who lives near where we are looking whose opinion I trust, but it’s nice to have other sources of information. Anyone on here want to give me the lowdown on good and bad places to live on the strip between matlock and derby ?
And would you rent somewhere smaller and cheaper to allow you to save more towards increasing a deposit for buying a house (which will probably take at least 2 years) or somewhere that has more of your wish/priority list but costs more?
And any tips to make moving easier, more managable with the pixies You’d think I’d know having moved twice already since having children, but both moves were soooo disorganised, and I’d like to feel more in control with this one!