When you are buying a house for the first time, you may find that you have some fears about making the wrong decision. You are not alone. Buying property is a huge decision, one that you cannot afford to make a mistake, because it may cost you.
You can afford the total cost
The property broker will usually quote the price of a property, but not include any other charges you may incur in the purchase. It is up to you to find out what these costs are. Much of this information is usually readily accessible.
To find out how much stamp duty you will need to pay, for instance, you can use a stamp duty calculator available online.
The house feels comfortable when you enter
You will know you want to live in a home within the first few seconds of opening the front door. If the house feels warm and inviting, then it is probably the one. A suitable home invites you to explore.
You do not feel funny about walking into the bathroom, but feel nice about opening the shower door and stroking the marble.
You can already see where everything will go
You will have no trouble envisioning the arrangement of your potential home. If you already see how perfectly the bed will fit a certain wall the moment you enter the master bedroom, you may just have found the right home.
Take a look at the living room. Can you already see where the tree will go come Christmas? Then you are hooked.
There something about a house that tells you that it is the right fit for you. By evaluating how you feel about the property as you go through it and being sure you can afford its overall cost, it becomes easy to know whether this is your home or not.