There are so many ways to discuss financial concerns about buying a house. There’s also an argument on whether you should prefer a built to order house or a resale flat. This is the main concern about house hunting before one finally decides to purchase a unit. So see below a handy guide on obtaining the right house that you have always aspired and desired:
1) House hunting for a unit near the metro rail transit
It pays hard cash just to let you live near the MRT. It covers a considerable amount for living next to it. The reason – it simply takes you easily to places you want to go, and you don’t need to travel long just to get there especially during rush hour. So before you find a house or a condo near it, be extra patient and ready to shell out thousands of dollars just to pay for it.
2) Having a unit on a high floor may not be great
There are various opinions as to whether to prefer a high rise or low rise condo unit. Some say living in a low rise unit can have you clean your home more often. It easily accumulates dirt as it’s closer to the ground. There are also those saying living higher will get their homes dusty especially with the wind carrying the dust.
Noise levels are also a consideration when living in low rise or high rise units. When you stay down, you are more prone to the noise of the surrounding area. For higher floors, you hear traffic noise clearly as the building may be located in the city center. Now, this can bother you on choices whether to live in high or low units.
3) Be aware of loanshark activities while house hunting
Have you purchased a resale flat? It can be a misfortune for choosing a unit that allows you to be harassed by loan sharks. However, we strongly suggest a general check to keep you safe always. So here are signs that should warn you:
• If you have a CCTV installed just outside your unit
• If the front door has been newly painted
• If the door locks look new as compared to those at the gates
If these signs are visible, you may want to ask a neighbor about the latest disturbances that happened there to ensure safety.
4) Check for upgrades in your resale flat
If you are searching for a resale flat, check with its owners if they have upgraded it or is due for upgrading. This should prepare you for possible upgrades which entail a large sum of money.
5) Double check the chosen unit before purchasing
Narrow down your choices to a selected few when choosing a unit. The realtor has to be clear with all details pertaining the purchase of the house. Have a flexible timeline that allows you for payments and moves into it sooner or later. This should help you decide on whether you have chosen the right house for a good price of your money.