How to find the home of your dreams

I think we can all agree that finding the perfect home is one of the most important things in life. It may take you longer than you imagine, but it is not nearly as impossible as some people make I seem.  Why is the perfect home so important? We all want to have a place to relax, unwind and make memories. Your home should be your sanctuary and vacation away from your basic everyday activities like work.

Here is a guide on how to find the perfect home

What is your style?

While you may be influence by modern home styling you see everyday online, you will probably be happier if you get the home that works best for you.  First, you need to analyse standard issues like the number of people in your family and location of the home.  If you have a pet or kids, single family homes are perfect because they have more privacy.  With a condo, you won’t have to make time for maintenance but also won’t have the green space for your family. 

Do some homework

You may want to live in a specific location.  Some people want a home out in the country, downtown or uptown. The neighbourhoods are completely different even when they may be in the same location. Finding your perfect fit should be your first priority.  You can start by doing some research then pursuing listings to get an idea of the perfect home for you.  Look for listings online and make sure you touch up on the reviews to ensure you are getting the perfect property.

Stay on your budget

Once you get a preapproval letter, you will know what you are more likely to qualify for. This will prevent you from looking into homes that are way above your price range. Taking on a mortgage that is bigger than what you can afford will cost you everything in the future. When you are looking for home, make sure you put into consideration what will work for you and what is convenient for your future. Consider a plan that will not strain your finances and will help you build the equity fast.

Look until you find the perfect home

Unless you are lucky, the homes you come across will not have everything on your wish list. Most homes will have one or two things you do not like.  This should not mean that you should dismiss a home simply because it has some flaws.  If the flaw is something you can change then there is no need to give up the home of your dreams. Comparing more than one property

 Get a home and neighbourhood inspection

Ignoring both the home and neighbourhood inspection will cost you a lot.  The home inspection is meant to help you point out the flaws, if there are any, and call for renovations before you make any deals. The neighbourhood inspection on the other hand will help you figure out if the property is in a convenient location that will cater to all your needs.