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“Location location location” is an one of those very overused cliches but where you choose to live is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your life

Surrey UK – Why Move Here?

Surrey is a county in South East England and is one of the home counties. It shares borders with Kent to the east, East Sussex to the south-east, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west and south-west, and Berkshire to the north-west and Greater London to the north-east. The county town is Guildford. Surrey County Council sits outside its jurisdiction in Kingston upon Thames, a town which has been administered as part of Greater London since 1965. With a resident population of 1.1 million, Surrey is the most densely populated and third-most-populous county in the South East region.

So if you are looking at relocating to Surrey, then you are in good company with the other 1.1 million people that Surrey has attracted.  Surrey is the home of the Wentworth Golf Course, and it also has the highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of any county in the United Kingdom.

Buying A Property In Surrey

Leith Hill Tower SurreyBuying a property can be one of the most rewarding and personal processes that you can take on. Finding the perfect home can be enjoyable and great fun, but there can also be a lot of stress involved as well.

Due to its location near to London, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and superb access to major road routes such as the M25, M3, M23 and rail services that run frequently into Central London Surrey is known for being a wealthy county. Which then it is not surprising that according to the Land Registry government website the average property price in Surrey can be approximately double that of a similar home elsewhere in the UK. So depending on your budget you might have to shop around to find a house that you like in Surrey.

What Are The Requirements For Your New Home?

Surrey has everything from bustling towns to quite little villages so apart from your budget you need to decide on the types of features you would like the house to have. Also what type of property are you looking for? A quaint cottage, semi detached, new build etc, Do you have, or are you planning on a family so need a 3 bedroom house? Do you need a garage, or a big garden? All of these ideas need to be planned out prior to you starting to look for your property.

What Type Of Area Would You Like To Live In?

Another important consideration is the type of area you want to live in. Some people prefer the hustle and bustle of living in the centre of a major town such as Guildford or Woking, others might feel more at home in one of the smaller villages such as Bagshot in Surrey Heath. Here is a list of the towns and villages of Surrey by population to give you some idea of where to live.

Are you going to be commuting into London so need to be near one of the many train stations such as Sutton,Guildford or Addlestone? What about local schools, colleges and other amenities, such as GP, Dentist, Locksmith, Optician etc?

Shortlist The Houses And The Areas

Try and view as many properties as possible that are within (or close to) your criteria. The more properties you view, the higher chance of finding the perfect place for you and your family.

Any properties that you come across that you like you need to shortlist them and then work out the pros and cons for each. Once you have short listed a couple of houses, then act quickly and start making offers before someone else does.

I hope this little over view will help you in your house hunting in the beautiful county of Surrey UK.