News What Do You Want From A Home? Property Searches In West Sussex

Published by Ben on 4th October, 2017

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If you are looking for property in West Sussex, it is likely that there will be a number of factors that are important for you. It is good to know what you want from a home and in West Sussex, Taylor Robinson is pleased to say that we are highly experienced in ensuring people find the property that is right for their needs.

Price

It stands to reason that the price of property is going to be a big factor in finding the ideal home for your needs. This means you need to consider your budget because this will give you the ideal starting point in your search. In the past 12 months, the average price paid for property in Crawley stands at £315,145, the average price for Worthing property stands at £296,411 while the average price paid for Horsham property in the past 12 months stands at £395,644. Given there is around £100,000 difference in the average prices paid in Horsham and Worthing suggests that there is a good level of variety in property pricing in West Sussex, so make sure you know what you can afford before you spend a lot of time looking.

What type of property do you want to live in?

It may be that it is the type of property that is important to you. Some people like the idea of moving into a new build property, being the first people to live in the home, while other people prefer the grace and style of a traditional property. It may be that you are happy to live in a flat while other people may prefer a detached or semi-detached property.

The type of property you choose will have an impact on how happy you are overall, and this is something that you need to consider when looking for property in West Sussex.

How many bedrooms do you need?

Another factor to consider is how many bedrooms you need at home. Your individual and family needs are unique to you, and this means that you need to focus on the number of bedrooms that are right for you. This isn’t just about ensuring everyone has their own space and a place to sleep, it maybe that a home office or a gym or a space to socialise will help you to make the most of your West Sussex home, so give the number of rooms you need at home some serious consideration.

Transport

The quality and condition of your home is a big factor but if you are looking for the ideal home, other factors like transport will also be important. If you want to commute, you need to make sure that there are transport options that minimise the stress and hassle of your journey. West Sussex is well placed for commuters in and out of London. Crawley, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill are all considered good commuting locations in West Sussex and this may make them the ideal location for many professionals.

Education

One factor that is hugely important for many people when buying property is the school catchment area. Parents or parents to be want to ensure their child has the best possible education and this means buying property in an area that grants them access to a good school.

Aldingbourne Primary School, Ashurst CofE Primary School, Bramber Primary School, Eastbrook Primary Academy, Heron Way Primary School and Storrington First School are all West Sussex primary schools that have been ranked as“Outstanding” by Ofsted. Chichester High School, Downlands Community School, Imberhorne School, Midhurst Rother College and Millais School are secondary schools in Horsham that have been classed as “Outstanding”.

Crime statistics

Another thing that many people like to consider before they buy property is how safe an area is. This makes the local crime statistics a good thing to consider. West Sussex doesn’t have a bad reputation when it comes to safety or a lack of security but there is certainly no harm in considering the local area with respect to these matters.

What do you need in a local area to feel at home?

When it comes to finding the ideal area of West Sussex for your needs, there are many factors to consider. Elements like price and transport are obvious options but there are also less tangible aspects to consider. It is likely that you want to feel at home and that you are part of a community, so have a look to see what the shops are like or if there are any community groups or classes that are of interest to you.

There are many things to consider when looking for property but you’ll find that West Sussex has a great deal to offer.