How to buy a forever home

Are you looking to buy a home that you can retire in? Here are a few tips to consider when trying to purchase that forever home

Flexibility 

If you’re planning on living in this home for a long time, you’ll need to be realistic. What you want from a home will change as you get older and as things in your life change, you have to think a bit more practically and long-term. 

Open plan living spaces can work in your favour as it’ll be easier to adjust rooms and change things around e.g. dining room can be a playroom. 

You need to think about the structure. A modern look may seem nice now but will it when you have kids or when you’re older? 

If you’re a family person, what if your elderly relatives stay with you for a couple years? Is the space friendly enough and can cater to those needs? 

Location 

You need to make sure you’re in the right area. Are there schools nearby for your children or future children to go to? Are there easily accessible forms of transportation around? Are there parks, shops and supermarkets within a suitable range? 

These are major things to consider, especially if you plan on staying there for years

Costs 

You need to think about efficiency over looks. A mansion may cater to everything but maintaining something that large would be really challenging. 

Buying an oldish home may need more repairs than its value. Are you able to keep up with the ongoing maintenance? 

Choose a home that you know you can look after fully and that won’t cause you a lot of stress, especially on the bank account. 

Can you sell it? 

You may want a forever home and initially that was the idea, however life doesn’t always go to plan, and you may need to sell up earlier than anticipated. 

We hope these tips help you find that perfect home for you and your loved ones. 

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