Real Estate

Things To Consider When Buying A Home

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Moving to a new home can be one of the most stressful things we face in life. Whether it’s your first or fifth time it can be a complicated and draining process. However, being able to move to a new home and start a new chapter in life is the best feeling in the world, and is worth every bit of time you spend. 

If since lockdown you have started to feel bored of your old home; it could be the right time to make the move to a new one. Today we want to discuss some of the important things you should consider when moving to a new home in 2021. 

Neighborhood crime 

Neighborhood and crime rates are huge factors to consider when moving into a new house. Since lockdown in 2020 crime rates have actually risen in many parts of the world so it is important for you to do some research and be aware of the crime rate where you want to move. This could seriously impact your decision if you find that the crime is high and you don’t feel safe here. A good practical test to try when narrowing down the search is to do a couple of drivebys of a potential home. One in the evening on a Saturday night; one in the evening during the week. This will allow you to see whether there are any shady characters hanging around the area and will give you a good impression of the everyday atmosphere. If you don’t feel comfortable during your driveby then don’t make the move. 

Amenities 

It is important when looking for a new house that you consider the amenities available to you. Things such as schools and shops and doctors are essential amenities; and if you are moving to a small town it might not be something you have access to. Make sure before you move to a new home that you research what things are available to you and ensure that you are happy with what is available.

Price changes 

Pricing is the biggest thing to consider when  moving to a new home and it is something that should drive your decision. A lot of different factors can have an effect on the housing market such as economic issues and even world events such as the Covid pandemic. The Impact of Politics on Real Estate Pricing can also be huge so when the political office is changing or things are happening in the political world; it is a good idea to look out for prices and see how they are impacted in one way or the other. 

Your needs 

Before you sign a document for a house: ensure that you are 100% happy with it.  A house is a huge commitment and it is not a purchase that should ever be made lightly. Consider writing down a list of essential features your house has to have including things such as a large garden; open plan kitchen; and an office space. When looking for a house make sure that it meets these needs AT LEAST and if it doesn’t, move onto the next house and look again. 

There are a lot of things to consider during your time looking for a new house and now is the right time to delve in.

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