Finding the perfect house, in the perfect location, at the right price is a dream for many people. Whether relocating because of employment changes, or retiring to the beach, moving closer to family, relocating offers plenty of options. Realizing their dream means a roller coaster ride of Realtors, internet searching and viewing of potential properties. Check off your essentials list before committing to your forever home.
Make a tick list for your new home. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, basement and garden are the usual must haves. Remodels and renovations transforming rooms, finishes and appliances, in properties situated in the ideal location.
Will closet space work for you? Storage space often features big on peoples requirements. Sheds or workshop areas to store tools, bikes and sports equipment are a bonus.
Consider what you will do in the house. Additional costs for power points, internet and satellite connections or total rewires take time, create mess and may lead to redecoration, adding to the cost of your new home.
Is there a pool, or large garden to maintain?
Young children need space to play safely, indoors and out.
Teenage bedrooms and bathrooms could be your must haves.
Are you looking for family space to relax together, imagine being comfortable watching television, playing games, listening to music? Picture you furniture in the rooms.
Do you want a formal dining area?
No think about winter, will the home be warm and cozy? Look at utility costs ask about insulation, double glazed windows, storm doors.
Are their ceiling fans and air conditioning for the hot summer climate?
This list covers many of the essentials to look for when viewing a potential property. You may want to consider these points too:
Does the home have enough closet space for coats and shoes leaving the hallways smart tidy and clutter free?
Having somewhere to put the vacuum cleaner and ironing board, that is easily accessible, leads to hassle free cleaning and ironing. These household items do not look pretty in the corner of the room.
This may sound stupid but look around the home and consider where the Christmas tree would go. Finding the right place for this holiday essential will make for a happy home.
Noting the niggles of your current home, the little things that bug you about where you live now making you want to scream and stamp your feet. You know, patio doors that stick, no deck area, no basement or one that needs finishing. Appliances are replaceable, remodeling due able but expensive, paint and tiling easy to fix. Will these niggles be eliminated when you relocate?
Distance to local stores, bars, restaurants, sports facilities, schools and your place of work need consideration. Nobody wants to spend the best part of the day sat in rush hour traffic.
Noise from traffic, emergency vehicles, children’s playgrounds, entertainment areas, take into consideration especially if you are a shift worker and need to sleep at irregular hours. Will parking be a problem.
Privacy and access on the property, find out about fences, gates and right of way for others member of your community or public.
One of the main reasons people choose to relocate is budget. Owning a property or paying rent takes a large chunk out of anyone’s money. Whether moving into larger property, looking to downsize, be realistic with your budget. Relocating often costs more than originally planned. Mortgage rates and interest charges can and do fluctuate, discuss your options with your bank manager before signing any paperwork. Check out any extra expenses such as housing association fees and state taxes.
Purchase Your Forever Home
Purchasing your forever home will probably be the biggest expenditure you every take on. Get it right and you will be happy and settled. With a lot of thought and consideration of the essential items on you wish list, buying your forever home is the best thing in the world.