For someone who loves property, we all get extremely excited when it comes to buying a new home. A new place to come back to, and a safe place to remain. And of course it is known that there’s a never ending checklist before we make the buy, to make sure a million times over and over that this is the right house. Usually, it can get very overwhelming and kill your fun buzz. Here will be some major points to consider before buying your new home.
Work With Professionals
This may be the one of the most obvious facts out there. When it comes to buying your new home, you don’t just want to work with anyone you come across. Find a licensed home inspector to guide your way through making your decision. Be sure that who you’ve hired has dealt with first time buyers in the past, and knows a few tips and tricks to help you sort out the basics and find you the ideal property that meets all your needs.
Live In the Now
Do not buy a property that you think you’ll be able to afford later on into the future. Settle with the budget that is set, and make decisions based around this. With remembering the fact that various other aspects are to be considered such as schooling, travels, cars, etc. The more of an increase that is put on the budget, the more of a risk you’ll be taking with other aspects. House repairs and maintenance is something that should be considered in this point. You don’t want to buy a fixer upper unless you are 100% sure your budget can support it.
Location is Key
It may not seem like a big part to consider at times, but location is truly the key point to consider. Think about how much time it will take to get you to work every day, and how convenient your nearest Spinney’s is. If there are cars at hand, knowing how much traffic around the area will help a lot. Even though you may think ‘I have a car, I can come and go whenever I please with no issues’, it will really start to irritate you once the traffic piles up. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to be next to good restaurants, supermarkets, and definitely a pharmacy. Location is the Key!
Take Your Time
Don’t get carried away with the buying. Your heart may love it, but you must think with your head. You don’t want to have to suffer any consequences after buying your first home, making you regret the whole decision in the first place. Love your property, just don’t get too carried away with what you think can be possible. Don’t over indulge, take your time to make your final decision, and consider having a look at other properties, you won’t regret it!
This point only applies to those who are soon going to attain the ‘empty nest syndrome’. If this is not the first home you’re buying, consider the fact that the kids are getting old, and you’re just getting wiser! Being used to having space for all the kids so they feel comfortable will be on your mind… But keep in mind you should be the one benefiting the most from this property. Be selfish! Find what suits your needs, and if the kids want to pass by once they leave, there will always be available space around.
Love Your Neighbors
Getting to know who’s on the other side will never hurt. Stop by their home and say hello, invite them over for dinner or even have a friendly cookout. They’ll scratch your back if you scratch theirs. Even so, seeing the different kinds of people around the area will make you feel more at home. Introduce the kids so they have friends to play with in the area, making them more comfortable with their surroundings.
Committing To Your Home
Is your dream property still going to be in mind when work makes you travel across the country? Know your long term plans, and work around them. Is this where you plan on being based for the next couple years? As proof, always get your back up plan in writing so it is official. Is this home going to be your base, or just a vacation get away? Are the kids going to be coming here a lot? Knowing your long term goals apply massively on every purchase you make. Will the property hold more value in the future in case you have to sell? These factors contribute massively on your final decision.