We all know the importance of feeling at home, both within oneself and also with where we live, as a home is much more than the bricks and mortar you purchase when buying a house, a dream home is something you must create.
That said, money does play a huge part in finding your dream property as affordability is a key component, and it’s a good idea to find out more about what is affordable for you before looking into options.
Once you know your budget, it’s then time to hit the internet and do some research into where you want to live and what options are available within your preferred areas. It can be a good idea to create something known as a vision board that will activate the law of attraction, a concept within quantum physics that suggests you will attract into your life what it is you think about most.
However, on a practical level here are three of the best options to source your dream property.
1. FIND AN ESTATE AGENT
The most conventional way to find a property, of course, is to use a real estate agent. This can be a more expensive option than most, as there are considerable fees, yet there’s a huge amount of convenience, insight and value in terms of the return on investment due to the time (and sometimes even money) working with an estate agent can save.
2. PROPERTY AUCTIONS
There can be some great deals found at property auctions, however, it’s worth investigating the reason the property you’re interested in is being sold at auction. It could be as simple as a financial issue where the bank have taken possession of the house and have a policy to sell at auction, or perhaps a relative has inherited the property, and now wishes to sell the house from an emotional distance at an auction.
There are many innocent reasons for selling a house via an auction, however, there are some houses that are going through the auction route more dubious reasons. The house is sold as seen, with limited time to view the property and carry out comprehensive property checks meaning if the seller is hiding something, an auction is a good option for them.
3. GO DIRECT
Another option that is perhaps better than going to auction and cheaper than working with a real estate agent is to find sellers directly and negotiate with them one-to-one, as this way you don’t have a middleman taking a cut or adding on their fees. Today, the internet makes this entirely possible and a pretty popular choice amongst early adopters.
In summary, whether you choose to use the costly yet convenient service of a real estate agent, take a gamble at an auction, or find private sellers and negotiate directly, sourcing your dream home is likely to take some time but it’ll be worth it in the end as there’s nothing better than that feeling of security and safety one has, of owning their own dream home.