Posted:24th October, 2023

The pros & cons of relocating

Moving house is a big life decision that comes with some huge positives and potentially, a few hurdles too. Here at Russell Homes, we know a thing or two about moving and all it entails, so we’ve put together a list of some of the pros and cons of relocating.

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We’ve also included some helpful hints to help you along the journey as you look to find the perfect new build home near you.

First of all, we’re going to look at some of the popular concerns that come along with relocation. And we’re going to show how we can help you navigate any setbacks!

1. “Moving house is really stressful.”

True. There’s lots and lots to remember and so much to do that it can feel overwhelming. Particularly if you’re moving with family and pets – it can feel like you have to project manage the whole thing. However, there’s so much support available to help you through it. In fact, we’ve put together a handy list of tips and hints to help you make the move as stress-free as possible.

2. “We don’t know the area; how will we get our bearings?”

Moving house means leaving behind your old neighbourhood, your old routines and maybe even your local pub (ouch). It’s not easy – we know, and it can be quite emotional to move into an area that you don’t know much about. Here, we make it easier to find the perfect new build home near you, carefully selecting community-driven areas with rich cultural heritage to build our housing developments.

We’ve also put together loads of information about our developments in Cheshire and Greater Manchester, so you can start to get excited about moving into your new build home in a thriving community. Check out our developments in Wincham and Littleborough, which boast lots of local history, heritage and great commuter links.

3. “We won’t know anyone. How will we become part of the community?”

We develop our new build homes in areas that offer so much for new communities. There are great local schools for children, so you don’t have to worry about them settling in. Plus, our developments have playgrounds that are perfect to make new friends and enjoy their weekends off. With community events and fun days, there’s plenty for the family to do together at the weekend.

What’s more, many of the people moving into the area will be in the same boat as you, looking to meet new people and take advantage of what their new community has to offer. Becoming a member of the neighbourhood will be easier than you think!

OK, that’s a few of the difficult things about moving, but what about the good stuff?

1. A fresh start. A clean slate. A blank canvas.

Moving into your new build home presents a huge opportunity. It’s your chance to make your house a home. Before you even move in you can start to personalise and customise your home to start making it more you. Fixtures and fittings, like your kitchen, bathroom tiles and even door handles can all be chosen by you before your home is completely built. Have a look at our show homes to get some inspiration!

Once you move in, you can be as creative as you like. It’s a new build home, so you’ll be the first to make your mark on the property and channel your inner interior designer. You don’t have to do it all on your own either. Make the most of your new home with your loved ones, involving the whole family in the fun!

2. Save some money.

A new build home could be one of the smartest financial investments in the long term due to the savings you can make. First and foremost, you won’t have to invest any of your time and money ‘doing up’ the property, because everything is newly built to a high standard with a 10 year guarantee. Your new home warranty means you’re covered if any building work needs maintenance for the first two years and structural work is covered for a further eight years. Peace of mind that an older property doesn’t offer.

Your new build home also includes more huge financial savings through its energy efficiency. Your new Russell home comes fitted with brand new energy efficient appliances rated A or B, 500mm loft insulation, quality insulated windows and doors and much, much more. With reduced energy bills, combined with the assurance you get from a ten-year new home warranty, the long term savings are significant.

3. Pick your ‘forever home’.

You might be looking to move to the perfect new build home near you for a number of different reasons. Maybe you’re moving to the area for a new career. Perhaps you’re looking to live a bit closer to nature or want to get out of the city and become a part of a local community in a new, safe area.

Whatever the reason, a new Russell Home can offer you what you’re looking for in your forever home. Our properties are built to look after you and your family today, as well as meeting your needs for the future. They are a place to create lasting memories and can give you the improved quality of life that you and your family deserve. We also offer a wealth of support and advice, so you can be confident that you’re making the best possible investment in your family’s future.

If you’re looking for the perfect new build home near you, our Russell Homes team is here to support you. Get in touch today to find out about the properties we have available.