Buying Your First Home: How to Find the Perfect Property

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Everyone wants their first home to be perfect? But how do you find a home that  fulfills  all the requirements you have for your perfect first home. Here are a few handy tips that will help you find a great first home that you will love.

1. Understand two things; it is hard and takes time

Buying your first home is understandably exciting. Too often however, this excitement prevents many people from anticipating the challenges involved in the process. It is highly unlikely that you will find the perfect house the first time you flip through a real estate magazine or website. Many potential buyers tend to spend every free minute searching for a house.

You will have to do a lot of browsing in websites and magazines and you might have to travel quite a lot too. All of this takes time. So if you were expecting to wrap up your search in a few days, forget it. It can take weeks or even months. All this time, you have to spend at least three or four evening a week doing your search.

Most of the houses you come across never seem to be quite perfect and you have to keep going until you find the one.

2. Be realistic

Most people tend to get a touch unrealistic when house hunting. You get all these grand ideas about the home you want and how cheap you want it to be. If you are being unrealistic, you could spend months searching for a perfect home that does not show up.

A good idea is to create a 10-point checklist. List the things you want most in a first home. Carry the list with you when you go house hunting. Instead of looking for a house that checks all boxes, consider those that fulfill at least seven wishes.

Even if a home is not exactly right for you, consider whether there are ways you can improve it after purchasing it. Do not give up a good location or a nice neighbourhood simply because the home is not a 100 percent perfect.

3. Carry out a professional building inspection

You do not buy a house without knowing its exact state and condition. But even if you look around yourself, you might miss certain crucial things. This is why it is highly recommended that you hire a building inspection Wellington expert.

A professional pre sale home inspection Wellington will tell you exactly what state the house is in including any present damages. Remember to ask for a comprehensive house building report Wellington after the inspection.

4. Consider the future value

If you decide to sell the house in the future, will you get a profit or will the home’s value have fallen? Factors that determine future location include location, local economic growth and building quality.

Professional House Inspectors in Lower Hutt, Wellington

Whether you are buying or selling a home, a professional inspection is important. Leading House Inspections has been providing expert home inspections for years. Visit their website at www.leadinghouseinspections.co.nz to see their full range of inspection services.

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