Choosing your next property is a huge decision. This could be your ‘forever home’ and it’s obviously a decision that you are likely to ponder for some time. But how do you know when you’ve found your perfect house? Here’s a few ways to help you work out if the property you’re viewing is the one for you.
Does it meet your needs?
Have a clear idea of your exact needs before looking for a house. There will be some fundamental basic requirements that every person will have. Whether that’s the amount of bedrooms required, a large garden, close to transport links or a school. If it doesn’t meet the basic needs and criteria that you set out then it isn’t the home for you.
Can you afford it?
Properties are expensive. You should have a budget in mind…speak to your mortgage broker to find out realistically what mortgage you can obtain before proceeding further. There’s no point looking at properties that you can’t afford and that could put you into financial difficulty.
Can you see yourself living there?
Sometimes you get a feel for a property but in practical terms, can you see yourself living there? Does the layout fit with your needs? Would it be suitable for children or pets? Is the kitchen bug enough? Do you need more than one bathroom? If it doesn’t feel right then it probably isn’t.
Are you talking about a property all the time?
Are you already thinking about what you would do to a property? Have you imagined the life you would lead in this property and sharing it with family and friends? That’s a good sign that you have already mentally ‘moved in’.
You can’t find an alternative
If you feel like your favoured property is way and above others you have seen and you are just comparing for the sake of it, then you have probably found your dream home.
Do you keep visiting?
If you keep driving by your favoured property or you can’t stop viewing it on the Internet then it is probably time to make an offer!
If you have found your dream home or you would like to know how much you can afford, contact Faulkner Powell mortgages to find out more.
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