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Finding A Property That's Right For You

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December 19, 2018

Buying a home is one of the big moments in our lives. How to find a home that we like in and out, that falls within our budget, and that has a satisfying location?

In this article, you will learn how to find a property that's right for you.

Set the budget

It is obvious that the price of your future home naturally plays a major role in your choice. You can't spend an unlimited amount on it. When looking for a house for sale, there is a maximum mortgage that you can borrow from the bank. It often happens that you can't afford the house, that you like the most. Visiting different estates that you like very much, but unfortunately can't afford to purchase, will be frustrating. Nevertheless, it is easier when you decide what is your maximum amount of cash you will feel comfortable to invest. In that way, you considerably reduce the list of potential choices, and yet there is always more than enough left to choose from. Without a set maximum amount, the choice is so great that choosing is almost impossible.

Specify the type of house

Have you ever lived in a house you didn't like? It must have happened to you at least once.

If you are looking for the perfect home, it is important that the house appeal to you. Drive a couple rounds across the city or village where you want to live and determine which type of house you like the most. Take seriously all the criteria which you won't accept. The environment can be so beautiful, but if you find the exterior or layout of your house horrible, you will never really be happy. Buying a house is a meaningful purchase, that's why you should think and act carefully before signing the final contract.


Choosing the right home starts with the neighborhood. The location and the type of home you desire are very decisive for how happy you will be in your new home. Do you want to live quietly on the farmers' side? Or rather, in the city, close to all amenities? Not too far from your work? Close to your parents and in-laws? Think about which option is the most important for you and choose the best place for yourself.

Determine your personal style

The type of home you ultimately choose depends entirely on your personal style. This applies to both the exterior and the interior of your home. But your personal style also applies to the neighborhood you choose and the environment you are going for. One person prefers to live in an old neighborhood, while the other is a fan of new buildings.

Full house or empty?

Of course, when choosing a new home, you need to determine the number of people who will occupy it. A couple without children makes other demands on size than a family with two children. A couple without children may attach great value to a large living room, kitchen, and a garden, but less to the number of bedrooms or the presence of an attic. A family with two children, on the other hand, prefers three spacious bedrooms and if possible, a little sleeping space in the attic. Always try to look at the possibilities within your price range. If necessary, a professional can help you organize your new home.

For longer or shorter?

When choosing a new home there are two things that people usually consider. Some buyers immediately look for their dream home and possibly spend maximum budget on it. Others choose to make a so-called intermediate step. This is when you opt for a slightly cheaper house, which you then do up, rent it out, or live in on lower costs, and sell in several years with a considerable benefit. After this, you will still move to your dream home. The advantage of the first option is that you immediately live in your dream house. The disadvantage is that in terms of costs you are at your maximum, so there is less money left over for other things. With the second option, your monthly costs are slightly higher, so you can also do many other nice things. In the meantime, you can save for that dream house. The disadvantage is that you have lived somewhere for several years, where you did not go for a hundred percent.

Our home is our island and our castle, let it be the source of power as well!


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