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A New Buyer’s Guide to Finding Your Dream Home

Once you have saved up enough or taken out a mortgage to buy your first home, you are ready to go. It is one of the most exciting times of your life. It is right up there with weddings and firstborns.

Okay, maybe not quite, but is pretty exciting. You have all these fantasies about finally having some privacy, especially if you have experienced the apartment life. In all of the excitement, it will do you lots of good to remember to not get carried away. It is easy to jump onto the first property you come across and run with that.

Finding your dream home can be a tedious process even with all the excitement, but working with a realty like Norchar Realty or any realty of your choice that understands the business will make things easy for you. Here are a few tips to help keep you grounded:

A New Buyer’s Guide to Finding Your Dream Home


  1. A good dose of reality is important.

You have a budget to consider and you may not be in a position to go above it. The best way to set a budget is to avoid using all that you have on buying. Remember that you will need cash for repairs and maintenance as well as moving costs. You will also need to buy a house that suits you, not one that others think suits you. 

Other things to consider are what your plans down the road are. For instance:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Amenities like clubs and pools
  • The commute from home to work

Whether you have children or not these are important factors to consider, together with the proximity to the shops.


  1. Get a realtor

Look for an agent that has some expertise in the area you want to live in. All you have to do is describe what you are looking for and immediately something appropriate comes up, you are top on their list. They will call you and help you to inspect the house.


  1. Looks are not everything.

Attractive things catch our attention. Anything beautiful will attract humans like moths to light. It is therefore easy to be swayed by the aesthetics when searching for a house. Look deeper. Sometimes all that glory maybe hiding some rot inside.


  1. Have a list.

This one helps you to check all the details that are important to you. In this list, you have details like:

  • Neighborhood
  • Interior features
  • Size
  • Style
  • Exterior features
  • Ambience
  • Security
  • Maintenance

When you find a house that checks with everything on your list, or almost all, then you may have found your home. 


  1. Be patient.

There is no rush. Finding a suitable home is more important than how quickly it is found. You might feel discouraged after looking at, say, five houses that are all disasters in your view. It can also be disheartening to have your offer rejected repeatedly. Keep looking. Your perfect house is just around that corner. 

The best thing you can do make your experience easier would be to find an experienced realty like Norchar Realty or any other that operates near your neighbourhood of choice and you should have your dream home with no hassle.

About the Author
Da Vinci, Editor in Chief of Your Life After 25, has carved out her own position as a Realistic Optimist, and modern day Renaissance woman. Your Life After 25 is the women's magazine for all women, but we put a spin on things and also make sure to embrace life for ladies over 25. Whether you're 25, 30, 35, 40, 50 or older we have something for you! Your Life After 25 "Believe It Or Not, It Does Go On"
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