Deciding on Those Deal-Breakers for Your New Home
When it comes to choosing a new home, there are so many things to consider. For instance, should it be more practical or more pleasing to the eye? And what about those deal-breakers that you absolutely can’t live without? If you’re a bit stuck on where to begin with the whole process, and you feel a little overwhelmed on where to begin, here are tips from Tamie Aguilera that may help to make your deal-breaking decisions somewhat easier.
What will your ideal home look like?
First off, you may have a clear picture in your head of what you want your ideal home to be. For example, a larger and more spacious home could be what’s top of your wishlist. Alternatively, maybe you’re looking for something a bit small with a cozier, homely feel to it.
Additionally, do you want to go right into purchasing a home rather than testing the waters by renting first? Furthermore, purchasing a home is a long-term decision that comes with its own set of expenses such as a down payment, repairs, and maintenance costs, etc. Again, these are important decisions that must be carefully considered first before making a substantial investment in a property.
Otherwise, if you’re not totally sold on the idea, then renting may be a better option. And even more importantly, if you have a family to consider then the moving process can become even more complex as you’ll need to decide on a family-friendly neighborhood that includes things such as the proximity of schools, doctors, shopping malls, gyms, parks, and distances to commute, etc.
What about having an accessible home to boot?
In addition to deciding on the type of home you want — whether it be a townhouse, condo, or apartment, for example — consider adding accessible features to it to make it even more liveable and practical. Furthermore, when it comes to accessible houses, simplicity and functionality are key when designing your new house. For example, you aren’t likely to find very many stairs in accessible homes. You may also find that accessible homes seem larger than life with bigger entrances, hallways, and doorways. You’re also likely to find more bathrooms on every level for easier accessibility.
The moving process
One of the biggest factors of moving is perhaps the moving process itself. And if you have a lot to pack and move, it can be somewhat of a worry to wonder if your precious belongings will arrive in one piece or not. That’s why it’s essential to hire the right moving company for you. If you don’t know where to look, a simple search online that includes the words long distance movers near me may reveal options worth looking into. Again, always do the necessary research to ensure that you make the best choice. Online reviews are a telltale sign as to the quality of their work, so this can be a good yardstick to measure their service by. Also, reputable homeowners will usually come to your home to do a pre-inspection and will provide a concrete written estimate of what it should cost to move, taking everything into account beforehand.
Making the move and being happy with your decision
Once you’ve decided to make the move, there’s usually no going back as you make the necessary preparations for such a drastic lifestyle change. However, at the end of the day, you want to be content with the decisions you’ve made because moving is often a significant and long-term decision. So make sure to choose wisely, but most of all, make sure that the decisions you make are those that will make you happiest.
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Written by: Sheila Olson