Finding your perfect home may feel like a lengthy and time-consuming process however, it is very important to keep busy. This is because too much free time can cause you to overthink and analyse the whole situation and may end up taking decisions you never really wished to take after (in other words, regret.) Anxiously, you are waiting back on hearing from your real estate agent of the seller after making an offer. This is it! This is the best time to be productive and sort through items you may no longer need in your new house, and start selecting items such as furniture and décor that will fill your future home. In addition to this, work on forming a new budget, as your monthly household expenses will soon be likely to change.
Know What You Want
Know what you want. If you are even a little specific about your requirements and can provide a little bit of direction for yourself, it goes a long way and can be very useful to you. All in all, a real estate agent cannot really read your mind, and if you yourself do not know what you want or are after, you may end up wasting your time looking at houses that just do not match your needs or preferences. In this case though, a real estate agent can be of great help trying to find the best home for you and your family.
Some things to take into consideration include:
Noise level in the community
Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
Type of housing (Detached, Semi-Detached, Bungalow)
Age of the home
Distance from places of worship
Distance to shopping centres or local grocery store
Distance to work
Amount of maintenance that is required
Nearest school for the children
Save Enough Cash
This is a vital key point. Buying a house is one of the most expensive transactions you are ever going to make in your life, so make sure you understand the cost of buying a house, any maintenance, and decorating the inside of the house before taking such a big step.
Having a thorough checklist of exactly what you want in your prospective home may not sometimes work out too. This is because everyone knows that there is simply no such thing as a perfect home – unless, you have the money yourself to construct and design one from scratch through to the end. Otherwise, stay flexible. Do not negotiation on major requirements, but be understanding that it is quite unlikely you are going to find that exact same home of the one you have been imagining.
Having an insight and understanding of the homebuying process can help you be less stressful when coming round to buy your actual home. In addition to this, working with a real estate agent can help you right the way through including any confusions, hurdles or jargon you are not familiar with. Furthermore, being organised by having a checklist, diary and timeline can ensure that the process is running smoothly.
This article was written by Rebecca Fearn with helpful information from Open House Leicester. Rebecca is a Yorkshire girl who loves the great outdoors and fabulous food as well as writing informative posts.