Summer is not only the season of exploring the outdoors, going on holidays or just enjoying the sunnier weather, it’s also a great time of year for moving into a brand new home!
If you’re still on the fence, or you’re trying to decide when would be best for you to make that all important move, we’ve shared 5 reasons why summer could be the ideal time to settle into your new home…
1. Longer days make moving easier
The summer’s bright mornings and long, drawn out evenings make for an ideal time to move into your brand new home. Those extra hours of daylight can make a huge difference when packing and unpacking, allowing for easier removals with no harsh weather conditions to contend with!
2. Light evenings give you extra time to explore
Not only are the lighter evenings better for the moving process itself, they also make it a little easier to settle in and enjoy your new surroundings too. During the winter months, it’s only natural to want to hunker down and retreat from the cold and the dark. However, with the extra hours of daylight in the summer you could be taking a stroll through your new neighbourhood after work, going on adventures to nearby walking trails and familiarising yourself with the local community and all the amenities on offer.
At Kirkwood, our homes are built in desirable locations with an array of opportunities to explore the outdoors and make the most of your new surroundings, from the beautiful coastal backdrop of Ury Estate in Stonehaven and Strabathie Village in Blackdog, to the forest trails surrounding our Inchmarlo and Countesswells developments.
3. Summer is a sociable season for settling into your new home
With longer days and the hope of better weather, summer is a much more sociable time of the year which will make settling into your new home even more enjoyable. Brighter nights and sunny weather will mean there’s more opportunities to get to know your neighbours as you spend time in the garden or see them out for a walk around the development.
Many communities also host events and galas during the summertime so you can familiarise yourself with the wider community and be part of their annual celebrations. Alford, for example, is renowned for being a family-friendly community which is shown in their many summer events, from music and drama productions to their annual summer ceilidh.
4. School summer holidays mean more family time as you move
If you’re moving home with little ones in tow, the summer holidays are the perfect time to take this step. Moving home is a big change for anyone, but it can be a little challenging to a child’s everyday routine.
With no school run or homework to worry about each day, you’ll have more time to focus on the moving process with some extra little helpers! Not only that, the school holidays give you and your children plenty of time to settle into your new surroundings and make new memories together as a family before term time starts again.
5. It could be easier to sell your current home during the summer
With all these benefits in mind, it’s no surprise that the property market - like the weather - heats up during the summer months. As more people are looking to buy and reap the rewards of a summertime move, it could be the perfect opportunity for you to sell your current property and make the process of moving into your new home even quicker.
Are you hoping to move into your dream home this summer? At Kirkwood we have a range of luxury homes ready to move into across our Aberdeen city and shire developments. Browse our available homes below…