Top 3 Considerations to Make When Buying a New Home

Deciding to buy a new home is a huge step, and whether you are first time buyers or are experienced when it comes to the property market, there are a number of things to be taken into consideration. Taking your time and not make any rash decisions are two of the best pieces of advice that can be offered, but when you are viewing a variety of different properties, what are the considerations you should make to ensure you buy a house that can easily become a home? Read on to find out just three;

Available Space

For the most part, the need to move home arises through the requirement of additional space. It is therefore essential that you take into consideration the amount of available space there is on offer when viewing a property. Consider your personal circumstances, the reasons why you need a new property and the growth maybe in numbers your family could see whilst in the property in question; if the space suits the requirements, you will be off to a very good start.

Opportunity to Improve

Especially in today's economic climate, one important consideration to make is whether the opportunity to improve and increase the value of the house is available. If improvements can be made, should you come to sell at any stage further down the line, you could well see a marked improvement on what you bought it for compared to what you are able to sell it for. This can be achieved in a variety of ways from the installation of a new kitchen or bathroom through to the build of a conservatory or loft conversion, so is well worth bearing in mind on your viewing.

Structural Stability

The last thing you want is to buy a property that isn't 100% structurally sound and will lead to problems further down the line, which is where we at Kutner Associates come in! As experienced chartered surveyors, we can provide you with building surveys and Homebuyer reports that provide details on the ins and outs of the structure of the property so any problems will come to light before the contracts are signed. The information gained from these reports could easily be enough to lead to a decision on whether or not you go for the property to be made whilst also making you able to negotiate on price if small scale work needs to be done.

By taking these three points into consideration when buying a new home, you will be well on the way to ensuring you are making a sound investment that suits your requirements and offers the option for improvements to be made as and when you decide to in the future!

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