So you’ve decided it’s time to look for a new home, but that’s just one of a number of decisions you will have to make going forward. Let’s take a look at what you might have to decide upon once you begin your house hunting.

Budget

Probably the biggest and most crucial decision is working out your budget and how much you can afford to borrow from the bank. Deciding what you can afford to repay will give you the foundations you need to start looking for the right home. You need to make sure your repayments won’t put undue pressure on your family and lifestyle.

Area

You need to decide which area will suit you or your family the best. Are you looking for a bit more space so your kids can play in the backyard, or are you looking for a home that’s as close as possible to a school for the future? The area you decide to move into will be dictated by the lifestyle you want to live, so deciding what’s most important to be close by will help you when deciding on your location.

The Home

Knowing what you want in your home before searching will help you narrow down your selection. How many bedrooms do you need and will your family be expanding? What kind of kitchen do you want? You have to find the house that will tick as many boxes as possible, lifestyle wise and practicality wise.

Reno, Repair or Ready

Are you wanting your home to be ready to move into straight away? Or are you ready for the chance to renovate it into your dream property? With both options available, you just have to decide which path you want to take before searching. Remembering that when you purchase your home to renovate, there are more associated costs that come along with it. So decide carefully!