You’ve probably heard the quote “perfection simply doesn’t exist” but most people tend to disagree simply because they don’t have the means to reach that level of perfection they’re looking for. Do in that sense, does the perfect home really exist if you don’t have millions in your savings account, and how practical is it really to obtain the perfect home? Well, it could be closer than you might think.
Perfection starts with having standards
A list of wants and needs is often suggested if you want to search for the perfect home. However, the problem with wants and needs is that they don’t really lead to the perfect home. If you’ve found a home that ticks every need but not all your wants, can it really be considered perfect?
Instead, stop thinking about a wants and needs list and instead, focus on having standards. For example, you should think about having a large garden that can easily be expanded into if you decide to renovate your home with an extension, or you should aim to live in a neighbourhood that is in close proximity to some of the most prestigious schools around. Skip the lists of separate wants and needs and instead, write down some standards your home has to meet and never compromise.
The dream property on the market could have hidden problems
At the end of the day, realtors are there to sell properties. If they don’t sell something then they’re not making money and they’ll typically do everything they can to lock you into a sale, even omitting details occasionally.
As a result, that perfect apartment in the city that you think is an absolute steal could be ruined by the fact that there’s a huge advertisement board opposite the property, resulting in overly bright neon colors barraging your home every night. Or those lovely semi-detached houses you’ve found could be close to public transport routes, resulting in constant train vibrations and taxi horns. Lastly, we can’t forget that structural problems could exist that perhaps even the realtor doesn’t know about.
In cases like these, it’s important to head to the property and examine it yourself, remembering to check the local area as well. You should also consider a home inspection to ensure that there are no structural issues or hidden problems like pests or a damp basement that could be a breeding ground for insects and bacteria.
Creating the perfect home is a viable option
Seeing as your idea of perfection is quite personal, there’s nothing wrong with tailoring your current home to those perfect ideas. Sure, there are some things that won’t be possible such as getting a larger garden, but if you do move into another home you should consider it as a blank slate instead of a set-in-stone design.
This is why many people prefer to buy large homes that perhaps don’t necessarily fit their exact specifications. As long as there’s enough space to perform renovations, you can transform something into your idea of a dream house.