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One of the best things that happen in each and every person's life is the moment when they realize that they are going to move in a new flat, house, whatever... That is the starting point
of a whole new life and everyone is looking forward to it. But, only when you start planning and realizing the whole venture – that is the point when you realize that it is not as easy as it seems, and a lot of problems are there to be faced. In the following piece of text I will try to point out some things that a lot of people faced, and you should go through it in order to be able to predict problems, and in order to show you some solutions that are surely helpful. I hope that by the end of it, you will have some of your questions answered.
Inspect your new place of living thoroughly, before you buy it!
A lot of real estate agents are there just to, well, sell real estate – in plain words, they will just state the good sides of the place and leave the bad aspects for you to discover after the whole contract is signed (when it's too late). That is why you should have the place inspected for various things: insects, leakages, whether or not everything related to electrical installations is done well, the heating, and, if it the land in question is a house, the soil... the list goes on and on, and only after you get a green light from all of these inspection comities should you sign the deal and start planning your moving in process.
Measure, measure, measure...
The next item on the agenda is furniture, gadgets and decorations. Now, a lot of people make a mistake of purchasing more that they have room for. That is why you encounter several flats and houses where you have a fear that every time you move, you will break something. If you have everything properly measured, you can contact a certified carpenter, who will design and manufacture what you need exactly. Make sure that this person you hire is someone who has already done something for someone you know – you are bound to find someone like that – just so that you are sure that he (or she) will do the job well. When it comes to gadgets and technology, I advise paying a little extra for something branded. Yes, you can find a cheap TV set, but that one will last a year or two. If you get a quality one, it will last a lifetime... The same goes for most tech-related thingamajigs.
What to do with the space?
Nowadays, a common practice is to find some old ruined house, buy it for a small amount of money and then redecorate it and remodel it. However, for this kind of thing, you're going to need help – you're going to need an architect. Now, you have to be aware that there are loads of architects out there, and only some of them are good at what they do. That is why you should search for an architectural company that is well-marketed and that has a stunning portfolio and a lot of projects done before. That way, you'll be sure that they will do the job right. A good thing about this is that most of these companies are in collaboration with other companies that deal with other aspects of homebuilding, so you might just get a whole-in-one package, which is, in my opinion, the best possible solution.
To wrap up, I hope that this article gave you some advice on how to plan ahead. It is of vital importance that the things that are done for you are done professionally, without setbacks. You are paying for a service, so the service has to be good, otherwise you don't get your money's worth, and no one wants that to happen – ever! Of course, there are several other pieces of info and advice that you can find if you just continue with your internet browsing experience. So, I advise you to do so. When you have collected enough info, everything will be easier.
Some very smart people have come up with a formula for us to use to determine our house's walk score, which is based on the convenience factor and the pollution factor. Many realtors now
post a walk score along with the other facts about homes they are selling. Go here to see how to determine your home's walk score and what it really means: http://the2seasons.com/2011/04/27/whats-your...
Virtual Staging isn't junking up a photo with lots of furniture and decor images. VSP customizes each photo perfectly! A hint of furnishings and decor easily transforms a vacant photo into a "WOW" thats an inviting entry, look at the high ceilings and what a beautiful staircase. Capture the buyers attention instantly and show them the potential of a home! Would you want to go view this property?
I've invited fellow HomeTalk member, +JB Bartkowiak, to share his knowledge about buying a home. We address everything you need to know from what to look for during the inspection, buying new construction vs. an older home, and so much more.