Hi friends, today I have a contributed post by Ryan Keys all about the checklist you need to say yes to the house. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Searching for a new house or apartment can frustrating at the best of times. You’ll need to view a few different properties before you decide which one is the best for you. However, there are so many various types of homes out there, actually deciding which one to go for can end up being a bit of a minefield. Even though choosing a house to buy is a huge and often daunting decision, choosing a new rental home can be as equally challenging.
Of course, the best course of action is to follow your heart. Found a house or apartment that you love? Then that is probably the one for you! But it will also pay to be little practical in your decision making too. Here’s a quick checklist of some factors that can help you decide which house to say yes to.
First of all, you will need to consider your budget. Are you sure that you can afford the house or apartment that you are looking at? It’s not just a matter of being able to afford the monthly rent or mortgage repayments – you will also need to figure out if you can cover the monthly bills, like utility payments.
The Survey Hasn’t Shown Any Problems
If you are looking to buy a new house, it is crucial that you get a professional to carry out a home inspection and survey. These inspections will include a valuation which will show you whether you are paying the right amount for it. It will also uncover any potential building issues that you might have to fix and repair once you move in. Obviously, if the issues are going to be extremely costly, you might want to start your search again and find a more structurally sound property.
It’s Energy Efficient
These days, every home will have an energy efficiency certificate. This will be an overview of just how efficient it is to run. It should also give you an idea of how well insulated the property is as well. It’s important to check this out, as a home that has a very low efficiency rating could be expensive to run. If you think that your monthly utility bills will be expensive as a result, you could be better off looking at a different home.
How Much Work Will Be Required?
Even if a property passes its building inspection, there might still be some work and updating that needs to be done by you once you move in. Are you sure that you have the time and money for this work? Even if it is just one room that needs to be redecorated, it could still take quite a bit of time, so it’s worth thinking about whether you’d rather move into a place that doesn’t need any work doing to it.
You Like The Area
As well as the property, you should also consider the area. Are there plenty of facilities and amenities? Will you feel safe living there?
Now you can start house hunting!