‘Home is where the heart is’. There always has to be an extra effort that goes into finding one. Looking for a home can be an experience of joy and annoyance. There is the joy of finding one that suits most of your requirements. The annoyance will be from the disappointment of having to turn down a property that does not suit. Looking for a home can be a tiring task. So, are there any pointers to help make this task less tiresome?
There are certain steps that, when followed helps us organize our thoughts well and understand the ground realities, before going to visit a property.
To begin with, start with the requirement of your property. Note down:
- The Objective of the residence
- Number of people in it
- Size of the house
- Requirement for Garden
- Accessibility factors, nearby schools.
Once this is through, decide on the location of the house – the country to live in (if that requires a change), state, city, neighborhood, etc. People usually move around different states for reasons like job, the weather conditions, tax structure, education system, etc.
Depending on the location and attributes of the house needed, you will need to set the Budget.
You are now ready to start your search. Start with online search. This will help you:
– Fine tune your requirement
– Get an idea on the amenities that homes in a certain locality have to offer
– Their fit for your list made in the first step.
With this information, you will be ready to gauge, if you can go ahead and look at a property or if you need to involve a realtor. With the realtor in the picture, take note that their charges will need to be incorporated in your budget. So hire one, get their inputs as they will be better informed about the locality and the property as such. Visit the property to see for yourself, if your list gets its match, well, atleast, for most of your requirements!