If you are a beginner and your first time exploring the world of DIY / home improvement, you may need help choosing a home. Often times, your heart speaks louder than feelings, but at times like these, when money is so high, it is important to press your heart and follow the facts.
Here I have summarized my five most important tips for choosing the right renovation project:
1. Get the correct construction report
The most important and undeniable thing about buying a home is getting the right building appraisals from a professional building surveyor. This will highlight any structural flaws in the property and all you have to do is part with your money on a home that is about to fall in the next year. In some areas, additional property reports may be offered, which are often issued by the municipal office.
Our report is called LIM Report and Property Bag. LIM (Land Information Note) tells us all the land that has been traversed since it was built, ie. Any additions, extensions, denials, previous editions, etc. Property Bag contains blueprints for the original house. Details on the installation and operation of the septic tank and a lot more information about the building. I strongly encourage you to take a look at this or its equivalent if available.
2. Imagine the interior design
Are Cosmetics a Significant Household Problem? Can you imagine the interior looking amazing with a fresh coat of paint and a new carpet? If so, that looks great.
3. Get a second opinion
Bring a friend or family member, preferably someone with DIY or remodeling experience, to see the house. Ask for their opinions and ideas. Try to see if they would buy the property if this is your situation. Don’t try to force them to help at this stage! Could you keep it from warming the house?
4. Write down the ideas
Write down the first five or ten things you want to change and look at the cost of jobs on the internet. I know you will likely do the job yourself. However, it is a good idea to get quotes for worst-case scenarios only if you decide not to do the job yourself.
5. Which items are included in the sale?
Moving items often include ovens / stoves and open fires / wood burners. They usually don’t have paintings, vases or anything like that, even if the house is uninhabited. Real estate agents often rent out such items to help with sales. If you rely on any of these on sale items to make sure it works properly. Also, try to do one final check from the time you declare a full deal to the time you move. Check that the items are still there and in the same condition.