Don't Live With Regrets: People Make These Mistakes When Choosing Their Perfect Pad!

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

As much as it’s fun looking around for a new house, home buying can be more complex than people first think it will be. After all, if you make the wrong decision, you will end up living with a very expensive mistake! And a surprising one in four homeowners does regret their choice of digs! Therefore, you need to think carefully before choosing a home to buy, so that you don’t live with regrets. Here are some mistakes people make when choosing their perfect pad!

Not thinking about the potential of the home

A lot of homeowners dismiss a property if they believe it doesn’t meet their requirements. But they don’t always look at the potential it has. It means they could be missing out on a fantastic property that is the perfect pad for them. Therefore, look past the current condition of the home and think about how you could make it your own. Ask the realtor for a floor plan and figure out if it the home could be altered to make it perfect. For example, the small kitchen could become a large kitchen diner if you knock through a stud wall. Or that large attic would make a perfect extra bedroom with an ensuite. Therefore, don’t dismiss homes without doing proper research.

Thinking that ‘like’ is enough to make an offer 

When we are looking for a new home, it’s easy to get fed up if we don’t find what we are looking for after a couple of months. And then we tend to make a decision on the fact that we just ‘like’ a property. But to be truly happy in your home for years to come, you need to love the house, not just like it. Otherwise, you will end up regretting the purchase and will have to move sooner rather than later. Therefore, don’t make an offer until you find one that is perfect for you. If you do struggle to find somewhere, you could always look into making your own custom home via companies such as Scott Donogh Homes. That way, it’s perfect to live in for years to come!

Not thinking about the future

Okay, it might just be you and your other half when you buy a home. So you are going to choose somewhere that is suitable for your needs. But you need to think about the future if you want a home that is perfect. After all, you don’t want to have a baby in a couple of years and have nowhere to put a nursery for them. In fact, lots of families look back and wish they had bought a bigger house before they had a child. After all, it is stressful moving house once you have a kid! Therefore, discuss your long-term plans before buying a property!

And remember to be careful that the price doesn’t influence your decision. You don’t want something that is going to be hard to sell in years to come. After all, it might be a reasonable price for a reason. Therefore, you should buy the right property, not a cheap property!

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