There are quite a few things to consider when you are in the market looking for a new house. After all, you will probably be investing a heck of a lot of money into it, and you’ll probably end up spending a large chunk of your life living there. The decision on what property to buy must be the right one – or you could have a long time to regret it.
In order to muster up an idea of what will suit you, you must first think about your personality, likes and dislikes. Here are a few things you should take into consideration.
Anyone will tell you that the location of the property is by far the most important factor of all. A beautiful house in a rough neighbourhood will most likely make you unhappy, however, a smaller house with pleasant surroundings could still bring you joy. If you are on a limited budget, you may have to set your sights a little lower than you at first thought, to get the location just right.
If you are an outgoing and sociable person, it may be that a town or city residence will suit you perfectly. If, on the other hand, you consider yourself to be a recluse, the isolation of a home in the country could be for you. If you are interested in self-sufficiency, you may also prefer a home that is out of town so that you can keep animals and crops. These things will often guide you towards a particular property that may be advertised in an estate agents in Felixstowe, or a place suited to your family requirements.
If you are a handy person or better still, work in the building industry, you probably won’t be so put off by the condition of the property as long as its structure is sufficiently sound. It is amazing the difference some DIY work can make to the house. At the opposite end of the scale, you may shudder at the thought of home repairs and so purchase a building that needs no renovation even if it costs you more.
We all fall into one of two camps; those that hate gardening, and those who have a green thumb. The garden can be a source of much pleasure or an anvil on your shoulders, so consider it very carefully.
Meet the neighbours and form your own opinion of them. Are they people you will like and get on with? If you enjoy peace and quiet, hope that those next door are elderly or are similar to you. The seller is legally bound to tell you if there are any disputes with their neighbours, so be sure to ask!
Although many of the above points are common sense, they are there to make you think of the little details that are actually quite important when put together. Buying a house is the most expensive investment you will make, so taking absolutely every aspect into consideration is a must do.