Your home is where you want to feel the most comfortable. It is your place where you come to after a hard day’s work. This will most likely be the biggest investment you will make.
Think of what area does you want to live in. You don’t want to have to drive miles away from your work place, but you don’t want to also live somewhere just for your job as people do change jobs and you would hate to buy in a suburb that’s only 5 minutes away from you job only to find that there were better opportunities and value for houses that are 20 minutes away from your work.
Consider looking at the suburb of your dreams, and then checking out all prices to live in your dream location. Is it over budget? or what you really want to spend? Have a look at the guide prices for suburbs nearby. You can buy a home cheaper just by the postcode. You wouldn’t be missing out on too much. If you really are set on an area that you can’t afford, just remember by going out a suburb or two away, that you will still have access to your favourite shopping centres, gyms, schools, kindergartens, restaurants, cafes etc Maybe if you’re able to renovate your home you can buy a more run down property that you know you can do up.
However not all DIY plans work out that way. If you don’t get the right inspectors and quotes, you can end up paying a lot more in costly damages then buying that home for a just a little more which needs no renovating. You should always have a fair idea what type of house you are prepared to buy. Do you want a unit, townhouse, flat, apartment or a standard house do you want a double or even triple story? How many bedrooms do you need? Will you be extending your family, having more children in the future? A two bedroom home now might be ok, but are you able build an extension on your home in the future, or will you have to move out if you decide to have one more child. Often we don’t think of these things until years down the track.
Also do you have any pets, you will need a yard for your pet dog or dogs. Enough room for your dog to run around. You also need to consider if you want a home with carpet or floorboards or even floor tiles Brisbane. If the house you want to buy has tiles everywhere, you may want to check on prices first on how much it would cost to carpet the entire house. Are you able to strip wallpaper if need be, and paint the house yourself. You need to factor in all costs before applying for your bank loan. Most of all, have fun while house hunting and make it as stress free as possible for yourself and set yourself some clear firm rules on budget area and renovating.