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House Hunting Tips


Are you looking for a house to buy? You probably do, because here you are. Here you will be able to find some very useful tips and tricks on house hunting. The first lesson would probably be that you need to be aware that a lot of people, when they are selling their house are home staging. Some people do that in a very honest way, others not so much. Some people only fix some things on the surface and that is where you need to learn how to figure out if your new potential home is really good for you, or is it all just a makeup. Nowadays, when prices are somewhat high for any type of real estate, you have to know what to look for, and that is why we are here.

House Hunting 101

When you are house hunting firstly you need to know your finance. With what do you have to play? When you know how much money you have it will be easier for you to filter the choice. O the other hand, maybe you need a loan? If you do, you need to start planning everything on time. Because you cannot go house hunting before your loan gets approved. Imagine the feeling that you find the perfect home and then you come to a hard cold realization that your loan wasn’t approved. Nobody wants that.

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Check several open houses before you decide

Therefore, be patient, wait for the bank to respond. Patience is a virtue. People say that for a reason. So, house hunting shouldn’t start before you figure out how much money you can and want to spend. When you are the first time homeowner you should buy a home that is worthy of every penny you invest.

Got the money, now what?

So, when you figured out the money part of the house hunting then you can start thinking about what do you really want from your new home. What are you exactly looking for in a house or apartment? Sit down, and make a list, why not? It will help you to figure out what is important for a house to have. However, you have to make priorities. You need to know what is important to look at when you go for an open day. When you enter, these are the things you have to check:

  • Bathroom and its installations
  • Kitchen
  • Electricity sockets
  • Floor
  • Roof
  • Walls

You have to check absolutely everything. However, if you are interested then the stakes are higher and you ought to bring a professional with you to help you estimate the investment you will have to have if you decide to purchase. First time NYC home buyers are very well aware of this fact.

Make sure you check that everything is in order

What do you need and what do you want?

When you are house hunting there is a difference between what do you want and what do you need. Of course, we are going back to the start. It is all up to how much money do you have to invest. If you have more than enough then you don’t have to even think about it. However, if you are under a loan then it is more important to find a home with a lot of potentials where everything works then to buy a place just because it is in a good neighborhood and close to your work, but it has a leaking water heater and a floor that needs to be changed completely. So, again, make a list. Pros and cons of the potential house you have found. At the end of the day, you will probably have the answer.

Moving with family or as single?

What you probably already know, is that based on the fact that you are moving to the new house with your family, alone or you have some future plans on expanding your family, you ought to buy a house based on all of these facts. Good house hunting means that you have some things straight and solved in your head. This means that you won’t waste your time looking at one bedroom apartment if you are moving in with five-member family. Do not waste your time on these things. It will consume your time and energy that is more than necessary when house hunting. Also, do not be mesmerized with the location. There are so many beautiful houses with everything that you may need in neighborhoods that you wouldn’t ever expect.

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Make sure the house meets your requirements

How to remember everything

When you are going to see all of the houses you may find interesting, there is one great way to remember the way those houses look like. Nowadays we all have phones with a camera. Feel free to take videos and pictures so that when you get home you can sit down and see again all alone and in the piece how everything looks like. This comes really handy when you are not quite sure about some house. Also, you can always ask if you can go back and check it again, but having some videos and pictures sure can come handy when house hunting. Once you find the house of your dreams and comes the time to move, at least for that you don’t have to worry, NYC moving costs are somewhat doable, if you find the right moving company that is.

House hunting can be fun, especially if you are not in a hurry to buy a home. Take your time, make lists, go to open days, take pictures and make videos. Time and money are all you need. So, get the loan if you have to and start hunting. Do not be in a hurry, when you do this fast you can make unnecessary mistakes. So, be patient and you will find what you are looking for. Once you do, moving services Brooklyn are the ones to visit, so that the other part of the house hunting and moving goes stress-free. Good luck!

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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