Looking to Buy a House?
6 Tips that will make the process easier and quicker!
Searching for a new home to buy or rent is a process full of excitement and stress. Did I choose correctly? Did I pay more than it’ s worth? Did I check what I needed to check? Should I keep searching? By following our tips, you will be able to find your dream home quicker and easy, and with no regrets.
- USE THE TECHNOLOGY
Collect websites with ads that you trust and create for each one a search, the website will inform you daily through your email. This will save you considerable time relative to whether you were doing the same search each time.
- CONSIDER LONG TERM
When you set the criteria for your ideal home, try to take into account the needs you will have in a few years from now. It makes no sense, to look for something that you think will serve you after a decade or only over a two-year horizon.
- HOW MUCH YOU CAN AFFORD
The advice of financial advisors is that the cost of your accommodation (rent, housing, communal, etc.) should not exceed 30% of your total income. Make a tight control over your money and financial prospects so you know your budget and your potential from the start.
- MARKET RESEARCH
Do a survey of the prices that are being circulated in the area or areas where you are looking for a home. It is also useful to block areas that are outside your capabilities, but also to ensure that you do not find yourself paying a disproportionate amount for the neighborhood you are interested in.
- ASK FOR ASSISTANCE FROM PROFESSIONALS
When you come up with two or three of the most prevalent options, employ an engineer or architect you trust, who can check your home status, titles and plans, but can also give you a budget for any improvements you may want to make. His experienced eye will find details that you might have missed.
- TRUST YOUR INSTINCT
At the end of the day (and your search), don’ t forget that it is YOU who will stay in your new home: neither your broker, nor your friends, nor your parents. Trust your intuition and make your decision based on your own peculiarities and needs.
Congratulations on your New Home!