Too many choices can leave you confused and exhausted.
That applies not only in simple everyday matters, like when you’re choosing what to wear for work or looking in the Internet where to eat for dinner, but more importantly in life-changing moments, such as when deciding what type of home is the best for you.
Do you want to live in a one-bedroom condo unit or a bungalow house? Do you plan to buy your own property or just rent?
One thing you can do to help yourself narrow down your options little by little is to know yourself: find out what really suits you, your budget and your needs.
Assess what kind of homebuyer you are before finally taking that plunge.
You want to get it done at the soonest possible time.
You don’t have the luxury to wait for a home to be built from the ground. What for, you’re all set to move in your personal stuff to your new home, right?
If you’re this type of homebuyer, you might want to check fully-furnished properties where you’ll no longer need to do some shopping – and shipping – of furniture. You might also want to opt for affordable rent-to-own spaces.
Tip: Prepare ahead a list of must-haves in your new home. So that when you start your search, you’re sure that you know what exactly you’re looking for.
2. Fixer-upper Lover
Maintenance work? Reconstruction? Renovation? No problem!
A fixer-upper is a property that is in need of repair, improvement and redecoration. If you find that kind of work exciting, then you’re most likely a lover of this type of house. If you indeed are one, try checking out foreclosed properties in your location of choice.
You’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty. In fact, you want to be in the zone, to make that property your very own home.
Tip: Create a master renovation plan to help you envision the look you really want for your home.
3. Tiny House Hunter
Living with less is probably your motto in life.
You don’t want to spend much money on space alone, so you’d rather go find a tiny home where you’d get to bring only the necessary things in your life. And there’s a bonus too: If you love to redecorate every year or two, you’d surely spend less if you’re in a tiny home.
A studio-type condo unit might be the best choice for a tiny house hunter. There, you’ve got everything you need in one room.
Tip: Make the most of your small living space with these great design and decorating tips. You may have a tiny home but that doesn’t mean you need to hide your big personality.
4. Life-time Buyer
A starter home is no longer what you’re looking for. You want something that will last – until your hair turns gray.
You’re probably now planning to grow your family, have kids, and live happily ever after together under one roof. If you’re this kind of buyer, you might want to check properties strategically located near schools, business districts and entertainment hubs as well.
If you feel Metro Manila is already too congested, try checking out properties in emerging cities outside the metropolis that can also give you the live-work-play balance you’re searching for.
Tip: Search for the best location for you and your family. You’d surely want to be in the center of everything, right?