10 TIPS TO AVOID BLIND DATE WHILE FINDING YOUR DREAM HOME
By Magnolia Realty | Jan 27, 2021
This blog shall help customers fall in love with their homes all over again this Valentine’s season. You will discover:
- Valuable tips to avoid blind date while finding your sweet home
- Investment plan for acquiring your dream home
- The right mindset required for shortlisting a good choice
It is a lot like choosing the right spouse to find your dream house. It might take a while, but you know you’ll still have the love of someone who gets you when you find that one. And you will always have the ideal place to unwind and make memories when you find your dream house.
Thankfully, it’s a lot easier to find the right house than to find the perfect mate. A bit of preparation and some legwork will get you to the house that suits you.
10 Tips To Avoid Blind Dates While Shortlisting Your Dream Home
1. Have Clarity & Set Your Goals
The first step is to determine which kind of home is going to work best for you. More privacy and independence are provided by single-family homes, which can be perfect if you have children or pets that need a yard to run around in. Yet single-family homes often mean more weekends full of tasks for upkeep. In this respect, apartments are safer and you also get a strong group that is like-minded. Apartment protection is also a positive variable.
2. Doing Your Intelligent Homework
Neighbourhoods can vary greatly, even in the same region, regardless of your preference for living in a market place or small green pollution-free spot. Start by doing some research to find the right match. To get an idea of the styles available in the city, browse online real estate listings. Take your research offline, particularly if you are relocating, and also visit areas in person. It will give you a real feel for the place you could call home one day to spend a weekend driving or walking around many places.
3. Understand the Investment
It helps to get pre-approved before you start to search for homes. For home buyers, it can be a challenging operation, but it does not have to be. It can make things go smoothly by keeping your finances in order first. To see where you stand, order your credit report and credit score (and where you can make improvements by correcting errors or paying your bills on time).
Gather evidence of revenue in the form of returns from ITRs. Finally, tally the funds for a down payment and closing costs that you have available.
4. Choose & Stick with the Budget
It may be tempting to start searching for homes at the top of your price range once you get pre-approved and know what you’re likely to apply for, but that doesn’t always make sense. Taking on a mortgage greater than you can reasonably afford, the feeling of true love for your new home can easily sour.
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5. Plan for Long-Term Future
Consider what best for you today, and what will work best for you in the future, if you are prepared to search for homes. Ideally, you can expect to stay for the next 5 to 7 years in your new house (or longer). Doing so will help pay off the debt and generate equity for you.
It will have to grow with you for a house to be your dream home. You can need an extra bedroom or two if you’re planning on having children.
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6. Look Past the Defects
The homes you see probably won’t have every single item on your wish list unless you get extremely lucky. Currently, the house may have a lot of things that you don’t like. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t become the dream home for you.
So look for a well-built home that has the space you need, some characteristics you love, a lifestyle-friendly layout, and a price point that allows you to make some changes.
7. Seeing is Believing. Look and See Again.
Take a second look until you think you’ve found a home for booking. At different times of the day, both a home and a neighbourhood will look distinct. For instance, on a weekday morning when all was quiet only to find that the neighbourhood is too noisy at night, you may have seen a house.
See the house at least twice, ideally at two separate times of day, for example, on a weekday morning and then again on a weekend evening, to get a good idea of what you are walking into.
8. Get to Know the Locality
It’s a top priority to find a home you love, but for the love affair to last for years, you’ll have to love the neighbourhood too. Ask yourself, when driving or walking around, whether the house is in a place that suits your needs.
9. Get an Inspection Done at Home
No matter what the home’s condition looks like, stop any future unwanted surprises later and have a home inspection done by a licensed home inspector. A good home inspector will tell you everything you may have with the water heater down the line, from the age of the roof to possible issues.
10. Have Flexible Mindset
The ideal partner you’ve pictured might not be who you end up in a relationship with, and that can be a good thing. The same goes for finding the right house for you. You may be in love with or have a wide balcony with a certain style of design, but you don’t want to get too fixated on it and forget the otherwise perfect house that lacks that unique function. Stay responsive, be prepared to negotiate, and you’ll be able to find your dream house.
It’s easier to find the right house than finding the perfect mate. The first step is to determine which kind of home is going to work best for you. It helps to get pre-approved before you start to search for homes. It can make things go smoothly by keeping your finances in order first.
Ideally, you can expect to stay for the next 5 to 7 years in your new house. Doing so will help pay off the debt and generate equity for you if you are prepared for the future. Look past defects to find your dream home. See the house at least twice, ideally at two separate times of day, for example, on a weekday morning and then again on a weekend evening.
Get an inspection at home by a licensed home inspector to prevent unwanted surprises later. Stay responsive, be prepared to negotiate, and you’ll be able to find your dream house. You can need an extra bedroom or two if you’re planning on having children.