When searching for the perfect home for your family, it’s important to take the following steps to ensure you find the right fit:

  1. Research your desired location. Look at crime rates, school districts, and proximity to amenities like grocery stores and parks.
  2. Determine your budget and make a list of must-haves. This will help narrow down your options and prevent you from falling in love with a home that’s out of your price range.
  3. View multiple houses in person. Don’t rely solely on online listings – it’s important to see the home in person to get a true feel for it.
  4. Consider schools, safety, and commuting. These factors can have a big impact on your daily life and should be taken into account when making a decision.
  5. Take a home inspection seriously. A thorough inspection can reveal potential issues that may not be visible during a tour of the home.
  6. Trust your gut, but also be flexible. If a home doesn’t feel right, move on to the next one. But also be open to the possibility that a home you didn’t initially love could be the one for you.
  7. It may be worth paying a little bit more than anticipated if the house ticks all of your boxes. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, don’t look at this property as an investment property instead, as a lifestyle property.
  8. Make an informed decision with your spouse. Discuss your thoughts and concerns about each home and make a decision together.

A simple technique to understand if a home is right for you is to follow the below steps:

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. Imagine it is settlement day and you have now picked up the keys to your new home.
  3. You are sitting inside your new home.
  4. Visualise the positives and negatives of this specific property.
  5. You have a new mortgage with a monthly commitment.
  6. Visualising all of this, are you truely happy?

If your answer is a profoud YES! then go hell for leather with this property.

Our brokers pride ourselves on conducting expert property research. Speak to us to kick start your pre-approval and home buying journey and buy with confidence!