These days buying a house can be very difficult financially & needs to fit in with your lifestyle re schools & transport.
But when you are looking at potential purchases, for me getting a north-facing house is essential.
In other words, a house that catches the early rays of the sun in the morning & still gets it in the afternoon.
The house stays warm in winter and your plants all grow well. At the back of the house you grow shady plants and have a second entertaining area for use in summer.
The front of the house is for winter entertaining in the sun.
Houses on the southern side of a slope get cold in winter. They stay damp and get mould & algae.
Don’t buy south-facing blocks of land if you can help it. The black dog will get you!
Take care, sunny, north-facing blocks of land are best.