10 March 2016

3 Tips on Finding Your Dream New Home!

When you decide that you are not happy in your current home or want to buy your first property, it can be a challenge deciding where to move next.

Although, now with the likes of Zillow and Trulia, it is an easier process to see what’s on the market, but how do you know if it is the right property for you?

As it says here, make sure you take plenty of time choosing the right property for you as it is a very expensive time. Here are three tips for choosing your new dream home.

1. Space--

So, you have arrived at the property the estate agent has suggested, and you are now admiring everything inside. It’s now best to imagine that all the furniture isn’t there, as this will give you an accurate impression of how much space there is. Make sure you ask for the floor plans as well, so you can work out if your current furniture will fit in. It might be wise to take even your own tape measure.

It’s also a good idea to think about the future. If you have a family or are hoping for one in the future, you should consider whether there are enough bedrooms. If there isn’t sufficient space, could you stretch your budget by extending the house? If not, it would be wise to reconsider this house as an option.

It’s a good idea to ask to go outside so that you can see how much space the backyard has, especially for your table and chairs or playground equipment. It’s also handy to see if there is a garage with space for your vehicle and whether there are any sheds for your tools.

Storage space is also an important factor when choosing a new home, as this article suggests, it is high on the list.

2. Building your home-- 

If you have been looking online, and at your local estate agents and can’t find a suitable option, it might be worth considering building a new one. As we discuss here, it can be more cost effective than renovating your current home.

Once you have found land which is suitable, you can now find house plans on websites such as thehouseplanshop.com. You can then make your house truly unique. Building your house can take time, sometimes over a year, so it’s not an option if you want to move ASAP.

3. The Location--

The location is one of the most important factors when choosing a new home. You should consider whether it’s near your workplaces and if it is near elementary and middle schools. You can check online to see how good the schools are, and what the intake is. It’s a good idea to investigate the area first, and as this website explains, it’s wise to check out where the bus routes, shops, and parks are.

It’s an exciting time when choosing the right home for you and your family, and we hope these tips will help you make a great choice.

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