Whether you’re a first time buyer, climbing the property ladder one investment at a time, or a property mogul, one word you’ve probably heard banded around is “compromise,”
In today’s world we want it all, now. But when it comes to buying a property, unless you’re in a fortunate position which allows you to build your own home in your dream location, it’s likely that you will need to compromise on some level to move forward with your purchase.
That doesn’t mean to say you can’t start with your wish list for the perfect property. In fact, seeking out a property that ticks all your boxes in the first instance is a great place to start. Here are some top tips on avoiding disappointment caused by compromising:
Before the real property search commences have a realistic view on what property you’re likely to be able to afford within your set budget. Have a quick look online or contact a local estate agent to see what size/type property may fall into your search criteria. This will prepare you for the road ahead and help manage your expectations of what will be available within your budget.
Live in the now
We all dream of our ‘forever home’, but for first time buyers in particular this is often an unrealistic outcome. Getting onto the property ladder is hard enough, so don’t beat yourself up if the garden isn’t the exact size and shape you imagined it to be, or if the downstairs bathroom doesn’t have a window. Focus on the positives of the property and decide whether these outweigh any negatives. Searching for a property that meets your needs now and in the foreseeable future is a great place to start.
A blank canvas
The blank canvas of a new home can pose a daunting challenge. However it can also be a heaven-sent opportunity to put your own stamp on a home. Imagine the possibilities, they are literally endless! Position this against having to put up with decor you hate for years and years after moving in…we think we know who the real winners are here.
Have you had to compromise? Tell us your story below.
[Image sourced from Pixabay]
You might also like these articles.
The Blogger Edit - At Home with Gem
Our latest guest over on the Inspiration gallery is new kid on the blogging scene, ...read more
The Blogger Edit - Feathering the Empty Nest
Our latest blogger over on the Inspiration gallery is rising Instagram star and lifestyle blogger, ...read more