Money is not the only factor that determines whether a deal for a home purchase sails through or not—it goes beyond that. Factors such as location, the structure of the building, neighbours, and amenities are just few of the factors that have shaped the decision of potential home buyers. Here are 6 tips to help you find the perfect home:
Leave Room For Expansion And Restructuring
Leave options open for those family planning moments, and even if you don’t have it in the budget to get a home big enough to fit those future needs you can look for one that will allow you to build on in the future.
Write Down The Features You Require In A Home
Take down a list of features you would love to see in your new home such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms, garage, dining room, children’s room and living room, and the size of the premises. These should be the items you absolutely cannot live without.
Check The Surroundings
It is ideal to buy a home that is in an up-and-coming or well-cared-for area. Homes in areas that are declining may lose value and never recover. Looking into the school systems and the crime-rate are also important factors.
Don’t Exceed Your Budget
Everyone wants the best thing money can buy, but the truth is that resources are limited. When buying a house you will need to check your finances, including looking towards current and future expenses, and don’t exceed that. It is better to buy a home that you can easily afford than one you have to work to find money for.
Location Is Important
A house that is located on a busy street might be bothersome as a homeowner than one that is located inside a quiet neighbourhood. This may also have adverse effect on your plans to re-sell your home in the future.
Consider The Future
One of the things you should have at the back of your mind when or before buying a house is the future. It is important to consider the re-sale value, the potential growth of the area, and other factors.
CEO of Home Finders, Seasoned Entrepreneur & Writer. Kola Adisa is a specialist private property finder with staggering experience in the real estate and relocation’s industry in Nigeria. He is helping hundreds of families with specific needs find the properties they want in the shortest possible time. Kola also runs Iyanda’s Diary