Make it your resolution to move home

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We all know that setting new year’s resolutions can mean setting yourself up for failure. The thought of a fresh start and clean slate gives us the motivation to aspire to new levels and set goals that can seem doable at the time but lead to disappointment.

But, with a little planning, you can be prepared for anything, and that’s no different when it comes to moving home. Whether it’s buying a new property, moving to a new rental, or finally getting out of mum and dad’s house, moving to a new home in 2022 is a goal you can reach with the help of s1homes.

We’ve got some great tips and advice to help you plan your move, plus when the time comes to start your property search, you’ll find thousands of homes to rent or buy at

Seek out the best advice

When it comes to reaching most goals in life, you need a little help. If you were looking to lose weight or get healthy, then you’d enlist the help of a personal trainer. Well, moving home is no different. If moving home means you’re buying a property, then enlist the help of an estate agent to either put your current home on the market or let them know what properties you’re on the hunt for and they can send new properties your way. Estate agents are also great sources of advice if you’re moving to a new area too. They can help guide you on the best price for different locations, what schools are around, and local amenities too.

Of course, with anything involving money, make sure you’re getting professional advice too. From arranging mortgages, saving for deposits, and getting your credit rating in a healthy place, talk to lenders, banks, and other professional bodies for getting your ducks in a row.

Set realistic goals

Moving home can be a long process, especially if it involves saving money, or even waiting for the perfect property to become available. Try setting small, realistic goals throughout the year that lead up to the main event. That could be saving a certain amount each month to go towards your deposit, to clearing out your belongings so you’re ready to go. Do you need to do any work to your current home to get it ready to sell? Consider making a list of each step and manage these into timeframes, whether that’s days, weeks, or months. Once you see those steps being ticked off, you’ll feel much more confident about your progress.

Be kind to yourself too. If you don’t meet a goal within the period you set, simply extend that timeframe or reduce the goal into smaller pieces. Remember to be realistic with your timescales too. You may be juggling work and family life which can alter your timeline and put a spanner in the works.

Keep an eye on the market

Ever since coming out of lockdown in 2021, the property market has surged in demand, with property prices reaching all-time highs in Scotland. Demand for those looking to move home caused prices to soar, meaning sellers were benefiting but those buying were having to pay even more. The property market closing during lockdown was obviously unexpected, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what is happening in the market if you’re looking to move home. Keep an eye on average prices in the area you’re looking to move to so that you have an idea of what you’ll need to pay, and what your property will be valued at. You may find that your property is worth more than it used to be, but you’ll need that extra cash when it comes to buying a new property.

Similarly, with the rental market, property prices have increased too and in 2021, the number of properties available had reduced.

Be prepared to make your move

Once you’re ready to start looking for a new home, the best way to find the latest properties is to sign up for property alerts at This way you’ll be sent all the newest listings direct to your inbox meaning you can make your move quickly. Viewings are essential for choosing the right property and with many going to closing date due to high demand, getting your foot in the door first means you’re in a great position to make a good offer.


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