How to Spot a Must-Buy in 4 Simple Steps

Dec/1 By

You’ve been viewing houses for longer than you can remember, and you’re getting rather sick of it. We know and understand how trying this can be. Sometimes you walk into a place and it just is not what you are looking for or need or sometimes it is exactly what you want but the price is just not realistic for you at this time. In this post, we discuss a couple of things that homebuyers should look out for when viewing properties.

#1 The House is In Line With What You Need

You have a list, right? Of deal-breakers and of other variables that can either be worked on or makes something just not worth it. If you have found a house that ticks all the boxes on your list, you probably have found the one worth putting an offer in for.

#2 Can’t Find Any Flaws

If you simply cannot see any flaws whatsoever, meaning no necessary work to be done, a simple buy and move in, and you just love it, that is probably the house you should buy. The walls are perfect, no signs of leaks, no obvious repairs necessary, no maintenance on the garden. That is probably the house you want.

#3 You See Yourself Settling Down There

When you close your eyes, you see yourself living there, you can imagine all your furniture in all the spots you want to put them beforehand. You can even see your kids playing in the garden, and your kids’ kids when they are there. Your whole life kind of just falls into place when you envision yourself settling down in this house.

#4 You Refer to It as Yours

If you are already talking about the house as if it belongs to you, you’ve probably already bought it in your mind. This means you won’t really be tempted into buying any other place, whether it’s in a better neighborhood or if its price is a bit lower, you just won’t budge and cannot get this house out of your mind. It spoke to you, you have a connection with it, and it should be yours.

So there you have it. If you have ticked off any of these, or if you can relate to at least two of the points listed above, you probably know exactly what you want and your mind is made up. If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the buying and viewing and just can’t get a great feeling for a house just yet, hang in there! The perfect one should be along in no-time.

5 Things Every Homebuyer Should Know Before Buying a Home

Nov/27 By

Whether it’s your first time buying a home, or your umpteenth time, there are just some things that everyone should be aware of before sealing the deal and buying a house. Buying property is not only a long-term investment but also a big deal. Especially if you start calculating the mortgage and living costs. Below we list 5 things anyone should know before buying a house.

1. Don’t be Hasty

Yes, never be hasty when scouting for a new home. You don’t want to just make an offer in the very first place you want to view because the color of the walls was your favorite. Sleep on it. View a couple of places. Try to get a better price. Buying a house is a long (and painful) process, don’t cut corners just because you don’t want to go through the motions.

2. Aim for Less

Even though we all want the mansion on the top of the hill, we all know that the average person like you and me can’t afford it. We’re not saying that you should buy a one-bedroom house that is falling apart and costs nothing but doesn’t buy something you cannot afford to pay for in the near future.

3. Get Your Affairs in Order

Before you even start browsing, you’d better save up for a down-payment. Remember, at the end of the day, the more you can contribute to a down-payment, the less you’ll pay off on the mortgage in the long run.

4. Do Some Homework

Pun intended. Yes, you’d better do all the necessary research on a house that you are looking at buying. Be sure you know absolutely everything you can before making an offer or paying a deposit. You don’t want to move into a place that has utility bills the size of the moon. No one does. Research plays a big role in making the right decisions before buying a house.

5. Renting vs Buying, What’s Best for You

At the end of the day, if you are already looking at buying a house, you’ve probably already made up your mind and you have some amount of savings available to do so. But be sure that this is the right time and the right thing for you to do before committing. Do the calculations and you will easily see whether renting for a certain period would be more expensive than actually buying.

As exciting as it is to be on the scout for a house, everyone should be very wary of making heart decisions instead of head decisions. We hope you’ve found this article helpful in your journey in finding a little place to call home!

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