Hopefully, there will be a lot of things that you will do differently with your next home. So many people fall in love with their first home when they’re choosing it, it’s hard not to. You’re caught up in the excitement of choosing a first home, so it is easy to be distracted from the things that you might not like about it. But nethertheless, you’ll move in, and your new home will be yours until you decide to move out. But we want to know is this, how long did it take you before you started looking for others home that have something that you’re missing? It might be a garden that gets most of the sun throughout the day. It might be an extra bathroom so you don’t have to share yours with the kids all of the time. It could be anything, but we do know there are going to be some things that you wish you had done differently, that are warranting you needing to look for something different in your next home. So, we’re going to explore the things that people tend to think about, so that when you buy your next home, it’s the most perfect place for you.
Make Sure It’s Dreamy Inside
This is the first thing that you need to consider. Whilst the exterior of the home might be your first impression, it’s definitely what’s on the inside that counts. The inside is the main reason why so many people become unsettled in their homes! So, you’ve got two options here. Some people find the lure of a new build home dreamy, and others find the character of an old home attractive. If you love a new build, we can understand why. They’re just so plush and modern, and a lot of them are now built with all the appliances that you could possibly wish for, meaning it’s one of the most easiest homes to settle into. A new property launch always gets people excited, but you do have to be quick in snapping one up. When new properties are being developed, the companies doing so usually put up the show home first, which opens a couple of months before the houses in question are finished. This gives viewers chance to have a look around a home just like one of the ones that is going the be theirs. We highly recommend that you go and check this out first before actually agreeing to buy a property. However, new builds do get snapped up quick, and they do get put on the market just before they’re finished being built, so we do highly recommend that you snap one up quickly if that’s what you’re intending to do! If you want an older home, then the options for you are going to be so much more varied. You’ll have the option of being able to buy a property in more unique locations, and you’ll often find that you’re going to get more for your money. However, the only issue with older homes is that you’re not always entirely sure of what you’re going to get for your money. There could be underlying issues with the home that you’re just not aware of, or you could have something as troublesome as nightmare neighbours on your hands! Always do your research into an older home, just to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting.
Do You Want A Work In Progress
To some of you, getting a work in progress is exactly what you would do differently with your next home. In a way, any home you get is going to be a work in progress. There’s always going to be little things that you wish you could change about it, and as you go through the process of owning a home, there will be some major changes that you’ll make to a home to keep it up to date. But for some, this just isn’t good enough! A work in progress is a home that starts off as a bit of a shambles. There’s so many different aspects to it that could do with a little switch up, which instantly makes it a little bit cheaper to buy. However, if you are going to buy a work in progress, you need to be ready for the disruption that it’s going to cause. For major changes to a home, normal daily life is going to be affected. For example, if the kitchen was on its last legs and you were thinking of renovating, you can forget cooking your favourite dinners every night, or even the more simple tasks such as washing up! You’ll have to live off of takeaways for a while, and you’ll find yourself doing your washing up in the bathroom. So basically, what we’re trying to say is, with your next home, make sure you’re prepared for all of the little changes you might want to make, if making changes to the home is your thing.
Is It Your Forever Home?
It’s no secret that moving from home to home can just be annoying. People get so stressed out with the whole moving process, yet it’s something that they have to go through every few years. So, with your next home, we recommend that you make sure it is your forever home. If you’ve already gone through a few moves already, then this is something you’re going to benefit from. Your forever home will ensure that you stay happy for longer, your kids have a more stable environment to grow up in, and you can actually make it a family home. You can spend thousands on renovations, without having to worry about whether you’re going to be throwing it all down the drain. It’s a long term investment that you can still make a lot of money from if you do decide that further down the line you do want to sell again, perhaps when the kids have finally moved out!
Is there anything else you would do differently with your next home?! Let us know your story!
*This is a contributed post.