Location, location, location When considering flats or houses think about the ideal kind of accommodation you’d like. What’s most important to you? Do you like convenience, being close to shops and other facilities and being around people? Or is space, natural surroundings and quietness more important to you? If convenience is an important factor for you when choosing a home. If you prefer a quieter lifestyle and like to have some space and greenery around you, you may struggle to live in an apartment, and somewhere suburban or rural is likely to suit you better. finding somewhere to call home can be time-consuming and stressful, it’s worth doing well. Don’t rush – start early as it’s likely to take you longer than you may expect. Seek advice and talk to others whenever you can. If you take your time, do your research and chose a place carefully you’ll reap the benefits of having a happy, comfortable home from which you can build your new life.