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How to select your right home

It’s well known that happiness starts at home. So, in order to make this happen, we might consider moving to a quieter or a greener place. But, where do we start?

There are certain factors to take into account when you buy a house: age, size, location and overall condition of the property. All of this must be in accordance with a very important item: your budget.

To buy or not to buy?
When talking about money, there is a fundamental question you must ask yourself: will the bank or the money lender help you finance the house? Is the place you like bank financeable? You have to keep in mind that several money lenders or banks will not grant you the money on a property with a vast amount of repairs needed.
On the other hand, you might be lucky and receive the money because banks view properties as long-term and safe investments. However, are you looking for a place to live there for the rest of your life or just a temporary residence? This also needs to fit your budget, renting a place could be a good idea if you’re going to be there for a short term, but buying a place could be a good investment in the long-term.

House or apartment?
It depends on what you’re a looking for. Do you live alone? Do you want a big family? Would you eventually like to have pets? Try to think on a long-term residence. It will help you design a plan and prioritize on what you need.

Location, location, location
Location is important because it will determine the distance between home and key places such as: school, workplace and recreational sites. Longer distances will imply a carefully designed family schedule and additional investment in gas for the car. For example, if you’re moving to Bonaire, you would probably like to live near a diving site.

Buying a new house is a very important decision and you have to think of all the elements involved. If you live with a partner it will be a great opportunity to think about your future together and if you live alone, it’s a big chance to make a plan about what you want to add your life.