Do you have a picture in your head of what your “dream home” will look like?
Most people shopping for a new house have a vision in mind. Your vision of the ideal property may include such features as a spacious patio, three good-sized bedrooms, a room for a quiet home office, a living room with a fireplace, and more.
It’s a good idea to have this kind of wish list when home shopping. You’ll increase your chances of finding the right property for you and your family.
But what if a home that meets your specific criteria is not currently available on the market? What if you don’t have time to wait indefinitely for that dream home to come along?
Does that mean you have to settle for something less than you want?
When shopping for a home, don’t just consider the existing features of a property you’re viewing. Also consider the potential – what that home could become with a few changes or renovations.
• No backyard patio? You can get a deck or patio put in.
• No fireplace in the living room? A cosy gas fireplace can be installed in just about any room these days.
• No room for a home office? Consider the possibility of creating one in the basement; perhaps as a partial basement renovation.
As they say, even a diamond looks like an ugly rock until it’s cut and polished. The point is, carefully consider the potential of each home you look at before you decide to add it, or cross it off, your short list. If you do, you’ll have a much better chance of finding the right home at the right price.