Helping You Consider the Right Location for Your Next Move

26 July 2021

Mary McQueen from McDougall McQueen tells us about the most important factors when choosing your home.

Obviously location is one of the most important factors when choosing your home, and property prices will reflect this. If you choose to look at properties in a different area or even across country it can be daunting to find a location that accommodates your lifestyle and budget, but where you know you will be making a smart investment too. 

To help you discover the right place for your new home, here are some important factors to consider:

Transport Links

If you commute to work using public transport it is important that you research transport links when looking into different areas for properties.

Local Amenities

Shops, restaurants, pubs and post offices all tend to be basic requirements so research what there is and think about what is most important for you and what you are prepared to compromise on.

Children

If you have children or would like to have them in the future it is important to find out about schools and catchment areas and if you would be happy with them. If you don’t have children this is always a key factor to consider as it can impact your property when selling in the future. 

Affordability – Location Is Key but Where Can You Afford To Live?

Prices can vary significantly between areas and even within streets. Always make sure to research the variation of property prices in each area.

Your Requirements

Would you rather live in a lively urban area with lots of amenities and activities, or a quiet rural setting without neighbours?

Type of Property

Period properties or new builds? Research property prices and council tax rates to get an idea of affordability in an area. 

Wherever you choose to buy, think long term. Do research and find out about the area and future plans such as potential housing developments or transport links that could impact the area, these could impact any future sale.

2021

2020

Perthshire housing market back with a bang 2020-12-10 Digital Guide 2020-05-27

2019

The property market across Scotland - Quarter Two 2019 by SPC Scotland 2019-10-16 LORD PROVOST OPENS NEW-LOOK CENTRE 2019-09-17 The Dundee property market 2019-06-24

2018

Property Repair Seminar 2018-11-20 Free Property Repair Seminar Tuesday 13th November 2018 2018-11-09 The Facts January - September 2018 2018-10-18 Process of buying your property with PSPC 2018-09-11 Land & Buildings Transaction Tax - Help for First Time Buyers 2018-07-19 **Summer** 2018-07-17 A New Look for PSPC 2018-04-18 Followup for Property Repair Seminar 2018-03-26 Property Repair Seminar - Information 2018-03-19 Property Facelift 2018-03-09 Property Repair Seminar - Caring for your Historic Building 2018-03-03 Buyers Event at PSPC 2018-02-24 Moving This Spring? Something Old, Something New 2018-02-07 More on the Help To Buy Buyer's Event 2018-02-06 Help to Buy 2018-01-30 Stats - How was 2017? 2018-01-10

2017

Christmas Opening Hours 2017-12-18 Children's Christmas Colouring In Competition 2017-12-18 Free Valuations 2017-11-22 Countdown to Christmas: never too late to buy or sell! 2017-11-21 Winter Warmer 2017-11-03 Sold 2017-11-01 Three quarter year stats - 2017 2017-10-04 Help to Buy September 2017-09-30 New Digital Guide 2017-09-20 SPC Scotland New Website 2017-09-05 Digital Guide 2017-08-10 Six Month Review 2017-08-02 Reasons to live in Perthshire 2017-08-02 Under Offer 2017-08-01 June stats 2017-07-03 Chunky facts 2017-06-27 May sales 2017-06-02 First Quarter Stats 2017-03-31 Hospital Radio Quiz Night 2017-03-23 Help to Buy Event 2017-03-08 property: Perth top of Scots table with 27% gain, with Dundee close behind 2017-03-08

2016

Welcome Message Guide Issue 1477 8/12/2016 2016-12-07 PSPC Guide Competition 2016-12-07 Competition Time 2016-12-05 Social Media 2016-11-30 Black Friday 10% Voucher Deal 2016-11-25 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1476 17/11/2016 2016-11-17 Winter Warmer 2016-11-17 Thank You 2016-10-31 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1475 27/10/2016 2016-10-26 Help To Buy Event 29th October 2016 2016-10-25 Help to Buy Event 2016-10-25 Stability Remains the Theme 2016-10-06 Help to Buy Event at PSPC 2016-09-30 Need a little help getting on the property ladder?? 2016-09-22 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1473 15/09/2016 2016-09-14 August Sales/Under Offers 2016-09-01 August stats 2016-09-01 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1472 25/08/2016 2016-08-26 Local Market -v- National Trends 2016-08-26 Staff Position 2016-07-22 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1470 14/07/2016 2016-07-13 First Half of 2016 Sees £50M+ Property Sales 2016-07-01 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1469 23/06/2016 2016-06-23 Summer Storage Solutions 2016-06-23 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1468 02/06/2016 2016-06-02 Taxing Times 2016-06-02 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1467 12/05/2016 2016-05-11 A First Time for Everything 2016-05-11 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1466 21/04/2016 2016-04-21 Property Market Spring Forwards 2016-04-21 PSPC Guides 2016-04-14 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1465 30/03/2016 2016-03-30 Blooming Marvellous 2016-03-30 Sounding Out Perthshire's Legal Talent 2016-03-30 ‘Perfect storm’ in property market 2016-03-24 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1464 10/03/2016 2016-03-09 Selling Up? Clear Up! 2016-03-09 Help to Buy and Lift Scheme FREE Mortgage Advice 2016-03-04 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1463 25/02/2016 2016-02-24 Financial Help for Perthshire Househunters 2016-02-24 Under Offers 2016-02-17 Welcome Message Guide Issue 1462 11/02/2016 2016-02-10 Help to Buy = Help you Move! 2016-02-10 Help to Buy Event 2016!! 2016-02-05 Welcome to the latest edition of PSPC's Guide 28/01/2016 2016-01-29 Why PSPC? 2016-01-29 First Guide of 2016 2016-01-13 Moving On Up in 2016 2016-01-13 Stats 2016-01-12

2015

The Last of 2015 2015-12-10 PSPC Festive Opening Hours 2015-11-25 PSPC Festive Opening Hours for Saturdays 2015-11-25 Busy time for PSPC with Under Offers 2015-11-18 Its Never to Late 2015-11-09 Selling the Outside 2015-10-28 Perthshire Property Market 'Turns a Corner' 2015-10-15 Independent Financial Advice 2015-10-12 Turning Over a new leaf this Autumn 2015-10-01 Your most popular questions answered about Title Deeds 2015-10-01 Chairman's Report 2015-09-22 Properties 2015-08-01 Under Offers - July 2015-07-31 Under Offer 2015-07-22 January - June 2015 2015-07-02 Buying to Let 2015-06-12 Storage Problems? 2015-05-20 Sellers Event 2015-04-30 Spring Sales Review 2015-04-16 The Changing Face of Pensions 2015-04-14 Easter Weekend 2015-04-03 Help to Buy Day 2015-03-23 Help to buy Made Easy! 2015-03-17 Money DOES Matter! 2015-03-10 Moving on up in 2015 2015-03-10 Taxing Times 2015-03-10 And Relax.... 2015-03-10 Guidance on Stamp Duty 2015-03-10 Further update to Stamp Duty 2015-02-06 All change again for Stamp Duty 2015-01-05 Moving on up in 2015 2015-01-05

2014

November figures 2014-12-17 Staff Vacancy 2014-10-20 Taxing Times 2014-10-14 Stats 2014-10-14 September Stats 2014-10-02 Pitlochry Highland Games 2014-09-25 Pitlochry Highland Games 2014-09-12 Aberfeldy Show 2014-08-07 Half Year Stats 2014-07-09 Scotland's Housing Market 2014-06-04 Help to Buy 2014-06-03 Monday Bank Holiday 2014-05-23 Help To Buy Event 2014-05-16

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