If you’re thinking about your relocation to the UK from the US, and you’re in the market for a house, it’s would be a great idea to fly down to London for as long as you can, and physically look for a home best suited to your needs. Scouting for homes over the internet certainly helps you to see what’s available as well as possibly helping to narrow down your list, but it has nothing on seeing and touching a potential home for yourself. A home may look good in pictures, but only seeing, touching and smelling it right up front.
Giving your future home a pre-emptive visit can also serve another function besides allowing you to see what home you want to buy. It’s also an opportunity to get to know what might lay in store for you, and it might throw up other things that you may have missed or hadn’t considered when you first thought about moving. Of particular importance to those with family and kids, coming over for an early visit gives you the chance to ask for firsthand advice on what schools that are available for your kids.
At a bit of a loss as to how you’re going to get around the big city? Here again, going in for an early visit can let you test out the available services yourself. Found a place that suits you? Find out where the nearest places are for offering anything you’d need, from a general goods store, to a doctor, police, through to a library. Yes, these things can seem like trivialities or maybe not that important earlier, but when the time comes when you’ll need them, you’ll be grateful that you had thought to check it out as the effort to find the required information won’t be needed.
Remember, moving home can be a complicated affair, akin to a military undertaking. In that respect, you want you’ll have to plan for every eventuality and as such, an earlier visit can only help your eventual relocation to the UK from the US.