Choosing a new place to live in can be a thrilling and a nerve-racking experience, especially when you love more than one place and have a hard time deciding on one. It’s the place you are going to live in for the next three years or more, so you have to be picky and choose the perfect house. The whole process can take up to around 6 months and that’s fine, don’t wait until the last moment to buy a house, just take your time and keep looking and always trust your gut when selecting a place.
Narrowing down your choices
As I said earlier, don’t dismiss your gut, go along with your intuition if a house doesn’t feel right. You usually form an impression on the house as you enter it, now imagine your partner/kids living with you in this very house, does it feel, right? Does it feel happy? If you find yourself saying yes then this might be worth considering. But at times we miss out on potential houses based on minor things, like you don’t like the color of the wall, you don’t like the layout and how the kitchen and bathroom are placed. Well, these things can be dealt with by bringing in an interior designers Brisbane for a second opinion, it’s a good catch if it can be renovated to the way you want it to be.
So, don’t mind if the house doesn’t have every single thing you want, because it’s highly unlikely to find something that’s 100% perfect especially since it’s not even your house in the first place, you can always upgrade it to something that suits your taste with the help of an interior designer.
But at the same time, you should also weigh in the cost of renovation to the cost of the house, so don’t think about getting the place and renovating it later, if the house doesn’t fit your budget plans then it’s better to move on to the next one.Moreover, it’s better to get the potential house checked by someone before you sign the deal. Before buying the place I live in, I got it assessed by some surveyors to evaluate the condition of the house and to check if there’s any repairs needed. Our surveyors Brisbane found a few things that needed to be repaired and we were able to get the seller to fix the issue before buying the house, so you could also benefit in a similar way if there’s anything wrong with the property.
And finally, don’t decide to buy a house right away, give it a few days even if it checked all your boxes, instead ask yourself the question “can I stand losing this house to someone else?” If the answer is no then go ahead and get it.