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Even though we’ve only been living in our apartment for under a year, I can’t help but scout out properties on Rightmove every now and then. I’ve always had an interest in property, hence why I’ve mentioned about wanting a property portfolio previously on my blog. I know that for me and Sam, we don’t want to bring up a family in central London and would rather move to the outskirts of London. We also want a reasonably priced house with lots of land and multiple bedrooms/bathrooms. So where would I like to move next?
I mean there’s something so attractive about Oxfordshire because Banbury particular is halfway between London and my hometown of Stoke-On-Trent. To be an hour and a half away in the car would be a massive benefit for me and Sam, especially when we end up having children. I’m really close with my family and I know my mum and dad would find it hard to be so far away from me to see their grandchildren. Also, Banbury has some STUNNING properties at such reasonable prices that it would justify the price hike of commuting into London.
I feel like I’m following a theme of liking places in the ‘shire named counties but they’re all so beautiful. Aylesbury is another location that’s within a commutable distance of London if both of us were still in jobs that required us to work in the city. I love properties that come on their own plot of land because I would love to have a private and potentially gated property. I think I’d certainly be channelling my inner celebrity if we managed to get an intercom and electric gate. I mean it’s the small things that I want in life…
Rugby is even closer to Stoke-On-Trent but only a 50-minute commute to London. It’s also far enough out of the capital that I’d actually feel like I’m out of the city once I’d left work. House prices are definitely a little steeper than the other areas but I think that’s probably because a lot of London’s commuters have escaped there to do exactly what we want to do. However, the properties are gorgeous and even for £300,000, we’d be able to get a three-bed house.
Yes, I do realise Richmond is in London but it is our wildcard if we ended up making millions…because that’s the only way we’d be able to afford to live there. It’s literally like being in a leafy town village but within the capital and we love it. We’ve visited it a couple of times as it’s not too far from where we live but wherever we go, we’ll certainly need to pick a good removal service because we’ve got a lot more furniture than we previously had. If you’re one of my US readers, Matco is a great moving service for both home and offices.
Are you planning on moving soon? Let me know where in the comments below or what your dream location would be.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with Matco. All words are my own.