The purchase of a primary residence is the project of a lifetime. Indeed, it is the guarantee of a life in the minimum of comfort to your family. Since it is an important purchase, it is therefore essential to treat this matter with great care. Indeed, it is a very important investment, a project that will undoubtedly put you in debt for the rest of your working life, but you go ahead anyway because a shelter, a house, is essential to life. Today, I am offering you some advice to help you make this purchase as successful as possible. Yes, you must take the time to dedicate yourself to this purchase. What are the secrets to success?

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Prepare the project well

The first thing you need to do if you are planning to buy a home is to prepare for the purchase. Before doing anything, even looking in the classified ads, I advise you to sit down and take the time to think about different points concerning this purchase.

The first point will obviously concern the budget to be allocated to the project, then think about the house you want to have, stay realistic and don’t be too rigid in defining the key criteria of your dream house.

Also think about whether you want a new house or an old one, which will obviously require some work. So think about the work you could afford if you decide to take an old house.

As for financing, I advise you to look ahead. If you have to take out a loan to carry out your project, ask yourself the question, will you be able to hold out and assume the repayments that await you for the next 10 or 20 years?

Each point is important, you must take into consideration each of them, because they can either be a source of savings for you, or a source of unnecessary expenses that you would have done well without.

Looking for your dream home

The decision is made, you want to buy a house, and you already have certain criteria in mind. Put everything down on paper to make sure you don’t forget anything. Sometimes when you find yourself in love with a house you can lose all sense of reason, so it’s best to always have these criteria under your belt, just to keep your feet on the ground.

In your search, I recommend that you get advice from experts in the field of real estate. Indeed, I think that you will probably not be able to do it alone, not knowing anything about real estate.

A real estate agent could help you find the house of your dreams, more easily but also more quickly so that things can go faster.

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Take a tour without hurrying

Once you have found a few offers that more or less meet the criteria you have given yourself, I recommend that you make a visit. This is obviously a must when you want to buy a house.

Take a tour without hurrying. Look, observe, touch without damaging, do some tests if possible. Make sure that the property you are looking at is compatible with what you are looking for and that it is within your budget. Visit the rooms, the bathrooms, even go into the attic if there is one.

Don’t let your real estate agent impress you. He will always be in a hurry to sell, you have the right to see before you buy. So make the most of this visit, come back if you feel it is necessary for your decision.

If you have decided to buy a house to renovate, after the visit, I think it would be good to evaluate the work to be done so that you can see if you can afford it or not.

Paying attention to all the steps to be taken

Once you have decided to buy a property or another, I advise you to be aware of all the steps to be taken to acquire the property. In this, I recommend you to set up an adequate financing plan. Before taking out a loan at a bank, think about the subsidized loans that are available to you.

In most cases, you will need the services of a notary, who will take care of all the paperwork to legalize the acquisition of your property. I would like to warn you that this is not a quick operation. You have to start with an offer to purchase, then if this is accepted by the seller, you will sign a promise to sell. The deed of sale will only come a few months later.