There are many properties on the market, some may be of your interest but there are also some that may not be suitable for your needs. Be sure to take some essential steps to narrow your choices.
- Make a checklist of your needs and wants
Consider your priorities and make a list of what you need for your new house. For example, is having 3 bedrooms a must? Do you need a big kitchen, or do you want a big kitchen? Consider your family needs and wants so that you can get a space that is functional and suitable, rather than one that just appears to be good.
- Consider the location
Some people may have an ideal location for their new house – some prefer to be in close proximity to the city or MRT stations while others prefer the peace that comes with living in a more private and less-populated neighbourhood. There are pros and cons regardless of what you are looking for. For example, it may be less costly to buy a flat in the suburbs. However, this also means you will require a longer time to reach the city, if this is of importance to you. Consider the lifestyles of your family members and make the optimal choice.
Everything comes down to the price isn’t it? Before even starting on your house hunt, you should think about how much you can afford. Decide on a price range or limit and be firm about it. You do not want your new house to be a burden to your daily life. You should still be able to live as per normal even while financing your new flat in the future.