The questions you should ask to make sure your dream home is a reality

Posted 28 March 2017

When it comes to finding your dream home, the key to true peace of mind lies in asking questions. If you believe that your next home is the “forever home” you’re going to spend the best years of your life in, it’s worth taking the time to learn everything you can about the property. 

Here are some of the things you may want to consider when you book your next appointment.

What are your priorities?

In order to find your dream home, you need to ask yourself what exactly you want your dream home to be like. Do you want an open plan kitchen? Or an en-suite to the master bedroom? Do you want it to be near a particular school, or by the beach, or a railway station? Asking yourself these questions is the best way to get serious about finding a great property, as it forces you to be specific.

Which spaces will be your most lived-in?

This should factor into working out what your priorities are, but also knowing which rooms will be your most frequently occupied tells you where you should be focussing most of your attention. If you work from home, a study or office space might be important. Or maybe you know you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen or living room. Finding your dream home means finding spaces that will enrich your lifestyle and make it easier to live, work and play the way you want.

How long do you plan to live there?

Studies show that buyers stay in a property for an average of thirteen years. If you have small children when you move house, this means that your home will need to evolve to meet the needs of your kids as they become tweens and then teens. If you are buying a home once your children have flown the nest, do you want your home to be a place that is grandchild friendly?

Think not only about the present, but about how you see yourself in several years and ask yourself if the home you like will still be able to cater for your needs then. Of course in Trivselhus by Esh homes are characterised by large open-plan spaces, one is afforded great flexibility for all ages and living preferences. 

What is your budget?

Although you’d much rather be imagining yourself lounging in your new garden than crunching numbers, budgeting is one of the most important parts of property hunting. It’s vital to be realistic when it comes to your budget, so you know exactly how much you have to spend and what you can expect from a property. Not only that but you’ll want to be confident that you can move without finding yourself stuck in a long and arduous chain. Fortunately, Trivselhus By Esh offers a part exchange scheme. Those homeowners eligible for the scheme can trade in their existing home for a luxury new build with the minimum of hassle.

Are you willing to put in work?

There are two kinds of property hunters: those who want a house they can move straight into and those who want to take on a project. Work out which one you are and go from there. Seeing the potential in a property that doesn’t quite fit the bill yet is a good way of expanding your horizons, as long as you have the time and budget to do it up. Remember, a dream home can be a dream you create yourself.

Who can you ask for help?

One of the many advantages of buying a new-build home like ours is that our sales staff are always on hand to help you through the process. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, why not call 07816 642 796 today.