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Is it time you changed perspective to find your next home?

Every day we walk the streets of Bath; every day, we see the same faces, as well as those that like to visit our incredible city.

We have our favourite coffee shop, where we often grab a naughty treat; the restaurants where we eat with family and friends; and the green spaces where some of us like to take a run from time to time.   But when you become too comfy with the familiar it can be difficult to see the true benefits of something a little different.
 
Last weekend we ventured along the National Trust’s Bath Skyline Walk, miles of waymarked footpaths. It’s something we hadn’t done for a long time and we vowed we wouldn’t leave it that long again.  It feels like you are entering into another world, yet you are only a short walk from the city centre. 
 
Instead of the hustle and bustle that surrounds you on the streets, you are met by a tranquil scene where nature is your guide.  As you pass through ancient woodland, meadows and even a castle, you notice sounds that you would otherwise miss, such a bird chirping in a tree, and the sound of the wind rushing through the many barren trees.
 
Looking out towards the city you gain a new perspective; you see rooftops, spires, and architectural delights.  It’s a great reminder that there is so much more to the city than what’s held within its walls, where we feel comfy and at home.
 
Stepping outside our comfort zone can feel alien to many of us, but often when we take a risk it can surprise us.  You may be looking for a new home now, or thinking of doing so in the next few months.  It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to buy or rent, we encourage you to approach your search with an open mind.
 
It’s easy to get caught up in the blinkered zone rather than going to see a property that may not fulfill all your wants, but meets your needs.  Viewing properties online is a start, but it can only tell you half the story.  Images won’t tell you how it feels to stand inside the property, how each room flows into another.  Sticking only to those properties in your comfort zone could mean you miss out on a hidden gem.
 
When you start your next property search, change your perspective; of course, go and see those that immediately catch your eye, but have the courage to view those that meet your needs too.  Ask your estate agent for recommendations, they will know the property beyond the details and will have a better understanding of what matches what you’re looking for.
 
If you’ve only been looking at houses, why not see what the apartment market can bring? If you’ve only been looking at contemporary, why not throw a period property into the mix too?  At The Apartment Company we believe that it’s in the unexpected that you will find your dream home.