My Owned Preloved Item To Let GO

My Owned Preloved Item To Let GO

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Top Things to Look for When House Hunting

222If you're thinking about buying a new home,  there are a things to consider before you make an offer:-
* Please be reminded that the money is OURS $$$$ betol tak?

Note:Our budget is around RM250K-RM300K

kami da bayar depo RM1k for this house -Nusa Idaman

*only picture - House at Setia Tropika pon kami da try tapi takde rezeki
at last!! we decide to consider the followings and be more FOCUS!!!

  • Location,
They say that the 3 most important things to think about when buying are home are location, location, location. You can live with almost any imperfection in a home if you love the neighborhood and your neighbors. You can change almost everything else. But, once bought, you cannot change your home's location. When you go house hunting, consider any potential home's proximity to your work, the charm of the neighborhood, how the home is situated on the lot, ease of access, noise from neighbors, traffic, or pets, and access to parks, shopping, schools, and public transportation.
  • Situation Factors
Beyond location, look at the particular site of the home. If the home is on a hill does it have a view, a walkout basement, or lots of stairs to climb? Do neighbors' windows look directly into the home? Is the yard suitable for kids, pets, gardening, or other uses? Is access to the property safe regarding driveway elevation, stairs up to (or down to) the front door?
  • Check Out the Neighborhood
* Jgn takut utk tanya sales person sapa jiran kita n the whole owner yg beli umah area umah yg kita nak beli tu ya!!

Be sure the neighborhood, and not just the house, meets your expectations. They say that you should own the smallest home in the nicest neighborhood that you can afford. You'll have a great view! Drive around on week days and weekends, during the day and in the evening. Are homes in the neighborhood consistent in size and features? Do the neighbors keep the yards clean and tidy or are there old cars and trash around? Is the neighborhood safe enough for people to walk, run, or bike and are there children playing in the yards?
  • Consider a Home's Curb Appeal
Your home should reflect your lifestyle.  Something simpler and more contemporary might be in order. Look at the exterior features. A brick home is easier to maintain. Is the roof in good condition? Is the landscaping attractive and are the sidewalks leading to the home safe?
  • Size and Floor Plan
You may be thinking about buying your dream home. But is your dream home impractical? Do you really need 4 bedrooms and 4 baths when you live alone? A large home can give you the extra space you've always wanted for. But you'll pay higher heating bills and have higher taxes. It will take more furniture to furnish and money to decorate. Think about how the new home space will be used and whether it will fit your lifestyle now and in the future.
  • Bedrooms and Bathroom
Decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms you really need, and only look at homes that meet your criteria.  An extra bedroom is always a plus, as it can be used for a guest room. 
  • The Kitchen
Wet and Dry? If the kitchen is the heart of your home, don't settle for a home with a kitchen that just won't work. You can always remodel, but it's very costly. Can you just replace cabinet faces and countertops? Will an inexpensive makeover be sufficient? Don't worry about appliances, as they can usually be easily replaced.
  • Closets and Storage
Older homes tend to have little closets and not a lot of storage space.  Newer homes tend to have big closets and lots of storage. 
  • Windows and Lighting
Do you love a bright sunny room or do you love privacy? Look at a home with light and sunshine in mind. Look at the locations of electrical outlets and fixtures. Will they accommodate your lighting needs? Is there recessed lighting in the kitchen, cove lighting in the family room and a lovely chandelier in the dining room? If not, you can add them later, but it's nice to have it in place when you move in.
  • Finishing Touches
Sometimes the simplest home looks spectacular because of the installation of moldings, hardware and a fireplace. If these elements are important to you, look for them while house hunting or be ready to add them after you move in.

If you keep these specific elements of a home in mind, your house hunting will be more successful, and you'll likely end up with the home of your dreams -- for now, that is!

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