Top Tips To Buying Your Dream Home

by | May 1, 2019 | Finance

Buying a home, whether it be the first time or not, is nothing short of stressful. There is a lot to consider, for example the location, size, transport, schools and more. Even more importantly and often more demanding is establishing a realistic budget and obtaining funds for your home.

There are many ways to obtain funds or credit now-a-days, it often depends on what its for. For example, personal loans normally are a type of unsecure loan, where you get a fixed amount of money over an agreed period. These loans can be use to make home improvement or home decorations.

Short term loans are also unsecure loans, but are usually smaller in value and are often repaid over a shorter period when compare to a personal loan. You can get a short term loan from an approved direct lender and broker. However, due to its higher interest rates, this type of funding should only be used in the event of a financial emergency. For example, emergency home repairs or to fix a broken boiler.

A mortgage is a loan taken out to buy property or land. This style of loan generally has a lower interest rate as it is secured against the value of a property until it’s paid off. Mortgages are mostly obtained from banks or building societies and repaid over a longer period (around 25 to 30 years). When looking for credit to obtain your dream home a mortgage would be the usual way to go. Maintaining a good credit score is important to be approved and secure low-interest rates, whether it’s a mortgage for self-employed or employed borrowers. It is important to remember though, failing to make repayments on your mortgage means the lender can repossess your home.

In this article, we briefly look at budget and other top tips to help you buy your dream.

Decide The Budget

The first aspect of buying your dream home is working out how much you are willing to spend. This, therefore, gives you a rough idea on the size of house that you can buy depending on the budget that you have. Once this budget has been decided, you can then begin house hunting. There are several contributing factors to this, such as overall location and other infrastructure surrounding it that could boost the price.

Work Out Size And Space

The amount of space and the size that you want is completely dependant on the location. This is in part down to the price being raised for a larger home within the centre of the city. Real estate prices are often raised in larger cities as there is a higher demand for living arrangements here.  Because of this, you may have to look elsewhere for a size of house and a price that works for you, as you are likely to find space for a much lower cost in some of the more rural areas as this is not as popular.

Decide The Location

This size and space will also affect the location that you move to. When looking to move to your dream home, it is important to consider every aspect such as the surrounding infrastructure and travel arrangements, particularly if you rely heavily on public transport. This is particularly vital if you are looking to start a family in your forever home as there will need to be schools nearby. Although this can sometimes be an unexpected occurrence, it is then important to ensure that you have a plan in place to get your children to and from school or other areas surrounding your brand-new home.

Although the infrastructure is not the be all and end all when choosing your dream home, it should be a contributing factor. Whether this is access to public transport as listed above or the distance to the nearest hospital in case of an emergency, these are all important aspects to consider when looking at a permanent home. Although it is not always possible to find our dream home in the perfect location, it is important to ensure that you are not too far from civilisation as this could present hazards when living here for the long term.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a home or studio apartment in the city or are looking for a country home in the middle of rural England, finding your dream home is not impossible. With a loan that works for you and decisions made surrounding your family and what you need for your dream home, it is within your grasp. Where will you begin?

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