Single Man’s Guide to Buying Property: 5 Things Not To Be Overlooked

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 10:00 PM

 

If you are a single man buying some real estate, don’t just be concerned with getting a good price. Here are a few other things that you should keep in mind too!

 

A Spacious Kitchen

This important part of the house is usually not given much importance. Kitchen is where you will end up spending a lot of time, if not now then in future. A spacious kitchen with room for the gas stove, refrigerator and cabinets will make your culinary adventures more fun. You will definitely thank us for this later!


Décor

When it comes to homes, you might think the way it looks does not matter. But it does! If the paint is peeling off and the colour of the walls is grim and uninviting, it might not be the best choice. Keep these things in mind while looking at homes. If you find yourself thinking that you will re-decorate it later to suit your tastes, then add the additional expenses to the price of house to give yourself a fair idea of what the house is actually costing you. And if it wouldn’t be cheaper for you to pick a better looking one instead.


Extra Space

Two suitcases of clothes and a plasma screen TV might be all that you have when you move in… but it won’t be for too long. With the passing years, you are going to buy a lot more stuff. Does your future home have the storage space for all your future stuff? Look around the house. Check out for store rooms, cabinets and attics. Unless you want to live in a cramped and overcrowded home in the near future, extra space should be a point on your list.


Kid-friendly

Buying a home is a long term investment. Even if you do not have kids now, you might want to raise children someday in the future. For that reason, it is important to pick a home which is kid-friendly. A nurturing environment will help in the overall development of the kids. So look out for homes with backyards, proximity to good schools and parks, etc.


Good Neighbourhood

A good neighbourhood might not be on top of your priority list but it should be. Before finalising on a home, take a tour through the neighbourhood. If you are going to live in this house, you might as well get chatting with the neighbours. Good neighbours and close proximity to departmental stores will make your life a lot easier!


Location

Let’s step outside the home for a bit. You’ve picked a prime location, we hope. But have you picked one which will suit your lifestyle and preferences? How close is your home to malls, coffee shops, and restaurants? Is there a gym nearby? Will you be able to pursue your likes and interests when you move into this place? Or will the distance keep you away? It is a good idea to go for a kid-friendly location but it is even more important that the location be best suited for you!


The last tip that we will give you if you are a single man is – Get a woman’s perspective! Let’s step outside the home for a bit. You’ve picked a prime location, we hope. But have you picked one which will suit your lifestyle and preferences? How close is your home to malls, coffee shops, and restaurants? Is there a gym nearby? Will you be able to pursue your likes and interests when you move into this place? Or will the distance keep you away? It is a good idea to go for a kid-friendly location but it is even more important that the location be best suited for you!

Have you taken note of these points? Keep them in mind on your next house hunting expedition! And if you wish to make your real estate purchase even easier – check out Nitesh Land!