Buying a house or apartment is one of the most important decisions one can face.

While the task is complicated, choosing the place where you will spend the rest of your life is one of the most rewarding tasks there is. So that you do not have doubts when choosing your house or apartment, we present 12 tips that you have to handle before encouraging you to take this big step.

You do not have to be the 'owner': Some people will tell you that paying rent is throwing away money, but there are many advantages in renting, especially if you have to move a lot of place or if you are still not sure of the area that you most like in the city.

The advice of the "uncle" is not the last word: Remember that what worked in the past or for certain specific people does not necessarily apply to your situation, especially with the changing real estate market.

3. Take the time to act as devil's advocate: If a house or apartment you like, it's time to find all the buts. Does the toilet work properly? Does the air conditioner work? Is there enough water pressure? How is the noise level at different times of the day? How much additional do you have to invest in it to make it perfect?

4. Work with experienced professionals: Get a good broker who knows everything in detail about the property and who is licensed, lawyers who draft the contracts and notaries who certify. There is nothing worse than saving on issues that only increase the risk.

5. Decide with your head, not your heart: Do not be afraid to let go of something you like because it seems like bad business. There will be other properties, maybe even better. Remember that this is a financial transaction and that the terms that suit you must be met.

6. Look several options: Portals such as livingvogue allow you to dive through the Sarasota real estate offer and give you an idea of ​​the prices and features; this allows you to negotiate better when you know a property that you like.

7. Do not feel pressured: Brokers or business executives of certain projects are experts in their subject. They know that if they tell you that there are more people interested in the same property, you will want to hurry to close the deal. But it is not a decision that you should take in a hurry.

8. Be strict with your budget: What you can really pay either in cash or as a monthly dividend of a loan is what should guide your purchase, no matter how attractive an option is. If you are outside these parameters, it will only bring you a headache later.

9. Gardens and courtyards are work: Almost everyone likes the idea of ​​having a garden, but if you are not used to maintaining one (or paying to do so) it is better to think twice.

10. Buy the property that you can pay now, not later: Even if you're pretty sure that in one or two years you'll earn more money, you do not have to control other variables that can hurt your budget. Therefore, adjust to your reality.

11. The search may take longer than you think: It is important to start looking in advance. You have to take into account the time you will take to implement the new space and how much it will take you to move, which when you leave the previous site, you can live in the next one with comfort.

12. Establish the negotiable and non-negotiable: From the list of things you would like your dream house to have, there will be those that are vital and you cannot live without them, and there are others that add up, but they are not absolutely necessary. Be clear you are two lists because you will inevitably have to make certain sacrifices; it is difficult to find the house 100% perfect.

Now that you know what to do before investing in a property, do not think twice and take the first step towards your own house or apartment.


Published by Lavismichel Inkel