There is so much to think about when buying a home. Getting all the appropriate paperwork finalised, the bank loans, the conveyancing, building and pest inspections are but a few of the items that take up your time. However, before you set all of this organised chaos in motion there is one very big thing you have to think about; which home will you buy?
Even if the property you are to buy is purely an investment, some careful consideration needs to go into deciding which property will be best suited. Nevertheless, when you plan on actually living in the home, it’s a whole new ball game and so much more about the property becomes important to you for a few personal reasons.
The children’s needs
In the first place, you need to have a clear idea in mind about how long you wish to reside in your new home. If it is a short while then you only need to consider your near future and current living conditions, but if you plan to settle here for good, or for quite some time, you need to think further into the future.
For instance, if you are planning to have children, already have children and are planning to have more, you need to consider a few things where they are concerned. Firstly, the amount of children you wish to have in total will govern the amount of bedrooms you will need.
A yard is a big plus with children and with children there are normally pets. A fenced yard that is big enough for kiddies and pets to run in, and the right size for you to maintain is perfect.
What schools are in the area and are they reputable schools? What kind of activities are in the neighbourhood that cater for children; are there local sporting teams close by; are there dance schools? Is the public transport acceptable for when the children are old enough to use it, or even for you to use it?
What about your needs?
Is the house in question situated in the kind of neighbourhood you would like to live in and are the shops close by? If you are without a car can you easily access public transport to get to work, or is it within walking distance?
Does the house itself meet with all your needs and wants? Items such as a dishwasher, aircon, ensuite, and a fresh carpet might be on your list, but there might be some you may have to give up but others are a must.
When searching for the perfect home you might like to contact a property management professional as they will have their finger on the pulse of what is available in your chosen area and the infrastructure available.