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Making a new start after divorce

July 6th 2017
By: Melanie
Making a new start after divorce

In most cases when a divorce takes place it will usually involve selling the family home and dividing any equity left from the sale of the property. If there are children involved then moving can be more difficult as they often have an attachment to their family home. However sometimes moving home can enable you to make a fresh start, and chance to make new memories with your children.

When choosing a new home it’s important to follow your head rather than your heart – if you have children then you need to make sure you move into a home that is big enough to accommodate them, a cosy cottage might seem appealing but if there’s not enough room for your family then you will need reassess your requirements. Work out your budget and try and stick to it.

When doing viewings take a friend with you to help you find the right property, try not to buy one which is too much the same as your last – instead make appointments to see a vast range of properties in your price range, so that you can get a gauge of what really will be suitable for you.

The best way to tackle a move with your children is to encourage them to get involved with choosing a new home, so once you have found one that could be suitable make sure you get them on board by asking their opinion.

If you have enough money left over to buy a house outright you will be in a strong position and will be able to negotiate. If not you will probably need to seek the help of a financial advisor in order to apply for a mortgage.

When considering your new home you will probably want to consider security, check out the crime rate in your new area, is their a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, would you feel safe on your own in your new home – these are the type of questions you will need to ask yourself.

If you are looking for a fresh start why not pop into your local branch of Intercounty for a chat and a coffee on 01279 655243.