How To Get Your Dream Home – Even If Your Budget Is Tight

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You may feel that the time when you could afford your dream home has long gone due to price rises in the property market, but you could be looking at the situation through a somewhat blinkered vision. It is true; you may not be able to afford that home that is sitting on the market and is totally up together. That is one that is ready for its new owners to just walk in, set their possessions in place, and then put their feet up with little more to do than sip on a cup of tea. In fact, to get the home of your dreams, you may well need to take a different approach entirely.

#1 Purchasing the right property 

You may need to move your mind out of the rut where you think you might get your hands on a property that somebody else has already modeled and equipped to your taste – and instead, get prepared to roll up your sleeves to do the hard work yourself. This might seem less than ideal, but you will soon find that this opens up a whole new range of possibilities for you. That’s because everything in a home (including, in most circumstances, outside as well) can be changed. So, with this in mind, you need to look closer at location than perhaps you were doing before.

You will also have to look to other methods of purchasing a property that requires work rather than relying on your local estate agents. You will be able to do this by registering with property auction houses in the region that you are thinking of buying in. This way, they can inform you of any upcoming Residential Auctions that you may be interested in. Once you have your taste buds tickled, you will need to move quickly in order to get all the information you need to make an informed decision before the actual auction day arrives.

#2 Getting planning permission

Planning permission is never as straightforward as you think it probably should be, so seeking out a local architect to create drawings for you as and when you need them is a necessity. However, as their services are not cheap, you should take time to draw up your own scaled plans to ensure you have the space you anticipate and that your ideas will work. Although your excitement for remodeling your new home to fit your fantasies may have grown, it is vital to your project that you make sure planning permission for the changes you wish to make are likely to be granted.

#3 Doing the work yourself 

In order to save a bit of money, you may be considering performing all the work yourself with the help of ‘how to’ tips and videos on sites like YouTube. However, you need to keep in mind that there are some jobs you really shouldn’t do, regardless of how easy they look. Jobs that involve structural changes, electrics, and gas appliances should always be carried out by qualified professionals, and this is because they have the know-how and insurance in place. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do a lot of the clearing out, wallpaper striping, and painting yourself, which, while not being the most glamorous of tasks, can make your budget go that little bit further.

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