Unless you’re a millionaire or are extremely lucky, chances are you’re not just going to be able to move right into your dream home. Finished houses are incredibly expensive, since sellers will bump the price right up of a ‘move in ready’ property. But it doesn’t mean it’s not still achievable. Buying a fixer upper and then renovating it yourself, or even having a house built from scratch is a much cheaper way to go about it. Plus this way you have much more control over the finished result and get to be involved in all of the decisions about everything from layout to final touches. While this is an incredible experience, it’s also difficult! Missed deadlines, expensive problems and so much more can test even the most patient of people. Here are some of the things to bear in mind when you’re looking to achieve your dream home.
It’s Time Consuming
Whether you’re renovating an existing property, building from scratch or searching for a move-in ready home, the process takes time. There are financial factors to take into consideration. There are outside of space and the area to think about. There’s the layout, bedrooms, decor and all of the other finishing touches. A dream home takes a lot of work, research, and planning to get it looking just so. Unfortunately, it doesn’t just come into your possession in that way!
Dealing with deposits and mortgages is stressful. You have to liaise with solicitors, surveyors, councils for planning permission. Not to mention various other professional people which can all make the process of buying a home feel a little daunting. Plus there’s the uncertainty, there’s nothing quite as scary as waiting to hear if your offer has been accepted by the sellers! There’s an awful lot of stress that goes along with buying a home.
Even if you purchase a move-in ready home, chances are you’re still going to need to spend a significant amount. Decor and furnishings can cost many thousands of pounds, and when you’re decorating your dream home not just any old pieces will do! If you’re buying a fixer-upper to transform, or even building from scratch, then there are a whole other range of costs to consider. You could look at website which offers affordable and professional building estimates for clients. That way you at least know what you’re going to need to spend.
…But it’s All So Worth It!
Despite all this, buying your own home is one of the best things you will ever do. And getting it to the standard where you’d consider it to be your dream home is even better. All of the stress now to have a home that you love and can live in for the rest of your life if you want to is so worth it. So if you get the opportunity, definitely go for it!
Do you live in your dream home? Or is this something you’re aiming for in the future?