3 Questions you should answer before committing to a new home
We all want to live in our dream home. Whether it is a small cosy apartment in the hip part of a town, or a large farmhouse surrounded by nothing but nature and tranquility. We all have an idea of how our dream home should look like. But when looking for a new home, it can sometimes be difficult to decide on the right one for you and your family. So here are the questions you should definitely know the answer to before you decide to move.
Does your new home accommodate all your needs?
Here, it is extremely important not to confuse “needs” with “wants”, because this question needs to cover the very basics. Is there enough room for everyone? Does it have enough bathrooms? Is it properly insulated and is it structurally safe? Is the neighbourhood safe enough and close enough to your workplace and/or school? Does it have an outdoor space, if you need one? Is it pet-friendly if you have some animals that are moving in with you? If the answer to all of these questions is not a positive one, don’t even think about the property in question. Even if it has some luxurious elements you find appealing, if it is lacking in any of these basic points, you shouldn’t go through with it.
Does it fit your budget?
This is where we get to the very delicate part of buying or renting a new home. Make sure you know that the cost of a house is always going to be more than just the number they give you. You always have to consider things like moving costs, potential renovations that need to be done, redecorating, furnishing and other small things that add up to a big number. Therefore, you should first determine your budget, before you even go house hunting because, that way, you will avoid spending too much money. It’s important not to budge from your set budget, because that might cause a lot of problems further down the line.
Will you be happy in your new home?
The most important thing when looking for a new home is how you feel in it. Can you see yourself living there in the foreseeable future and can you imagine performing all of your daily rituals there? Can you imagine where you will place your little reading nook and where you will be drinking your morning coffee? You can browse through a lot of magazines and display homes to get the inspiration you need to turn the space into something you can be completely content with. If you just have a bad feeling when you walk into the house, or if you feel like there is something that will pose a problem in the future – do not ignore that feeling, because it will not just go away. If you can’t think of a good solution to those problems after some thinking, you might be better off moving forward to the next home.
If you spend a lot of time at home, for example if you work from home, there is an obvious reason why you should pay special attention to what your home will look like. But even if you are away for long periods of time, or if you only spend the night in your home and you are out the door tomorrow with first light, you still want that place to feel like home and a space where you are always welcome, safe and comfortable.