How To Choose A New Home 

March 19, 2022

Buying a new home is an experience that is both exciting and chaotic. It is a chance for you to start fresh with all the amenities and conveniences that you may not be able to afford in your current location. The process can also feel overwhelming and there are a host of things that you will need to keep in consideration such as the location, size, price, and the neighborhood of your future dream home. If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, the first thing you need to do is contact a real estate agent that is fluent in your area. For example, if you are planning on buying a new home in Rainham, you can check out Sandra Davidson Estate Agents to get more information. However, the process of finding a new home can be tough, and there are some things you need to consider when choosing a new home. This article will offer insight into what can make a good home to the next level.

Decide on the style of house

The first thing to consider is the style of home you want. This is based purely on personal preference and the benefit of establishing your style before you start searching is that it narrows down your search significantly. There is a style of house available to suit everyone’s style including modern, traditional, farmhouse, contemporary, and Victorian to name a few. You also need to determine if you want a new home or an old one. Both have their own sets of pros and cons depending on what exactly you are searching for. With an older home, you need to consider that you might have to budget money for possible renovations and maintenance. If the home is considered historic, you will have to consider the national and local guidelines in place for historic homes which include not being able to build onto your home without approval from the local historical office. Newer homes require less work and money on maintenance however new homes will likely cost more. 

Consider the number of rooms 

Another consideration is the number of rooms that the home has to offer. Ideally, you want your house to have enough rooms to sleep each person individually and an additional room for either a guest bedroom or study. In other words, if your family consists of 2 adults and a child, you want to get a house with 4 bedrooms or if your family consists of 2 adults and 3 children, you should look at a 6 bedroom home and so forth. One thing you should never do is settle. Make sure that the house you are going to purchase caters to the needs of your family and provides enough space for everyone to have their own space. 

Consider the location 

Location is probably the biggest consideration when house hunting and can be the deal-breaker. The location of a home determines the desirability and desirability is what creates demand which ultimately raises the price of the home. This is something to consider if you want to sell one day. Besides price, you want to stick to convenient locations that accommodate your lifestyle and needs. Consider your commute, the distance from school and work, are their stores nearby? What are the crime rates in the neighborhood? What are noise levels like? These are all very important considerations. 

Consider renovation potential

The renovation potential of a home is simply how easy it will be for the property to be improved. Homes with renovation potential can become more desirable when the most important spaces in the house such as the bathrooms and kitchen are renovated. These types of homes are very attractive to buyers, especially cash buyers. You can choose to buy a home that does not need any renovations or you could invest your money into a home with renovation potential. When you buy a home that does not require renovations, you save money and can peacefully and easily move in. Homes that require renovations will cost you more down the line however, you will be able to design the home to suit your specific taste and make it more personalized. 

When choosing your next home, consider the things mentioned in this article to make the process easier for you. Before you begin your process, consider the style of home that you want, the number of rooms that you need, your desired location, and finally, the renovation potential of the house. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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