Buying a house
usually is at the top of the list of most
couples or any individual that knows the value
of having a beautiful and sturdy home that could
last a lifetime of wear and tear from its owner.
This is where dreams
are made of. A young family may have plans of
purchasing their first home based on certain
ideals or categories.
highflying careers that prefer living in the
city opt for the condominium type ones. While
old-fashioned, country-hearted individuals
prefer the farm type or the suburban
Below are some of
the things that must be taken into
considerations before any purchase is made.
If the family
owns a car or any mode of transportation that
would enable them to easily reach common needed
destinations such as the grocery store, school,
church or the hospitals, this is a plus point.
What better way
to gauge any purchase to be made than to weigh
one's capability to pay for the same.
must be within the monthly budget of the family
or couple, allowing still, some portion for the
payment of basic needs or bills such as
electricity, fuel and water.
3. Location Is
the neighborhood a safe one? Is its near a
school, hospital or the grocery (most that
should be considered if one does not own a car)?
one's preference over a house is, usually at one
point in time or another, he or she (or the
whole family) might have the idea of reselling
it for various reasons.
This may be due
to one or more of the following:
- Relocation. A
job offer at another state (for an individual or
to that of his or her spouse or partner) more
often than not requires relocation. This would
entail moving on to a house closer to the place
of work to avoid stress in going to and from
capacity. Not all high end careers last forever.
Should an individual or couple suffer from
financial burdens, most move to a house that
costs less to maintain.
promotion or a surge in the income may also
prompt a move, that is, to a much larger house
that is much favored by the individual or which
can accommodate a growing family.
Should a house need constant repair, it the puts
a strain to the financial standing of a family,
thus, most prefer to move to a much smaller one
that does not require costly maintenance.
calamities. If a place is usually hit by
tornadoes, storm or is always flooded, the
natural tendency of most would be to move to
another house that is not subjected to these
All of the stated
information above might prompt any individual or
family to sell the house and move to another
But reselling of
one's house is not an easy task. It requires
great planning to ensure that it would be
attractive to prospective buyers, and be able to
fetch the highest value possible. . Here are
some pointers to raise the value of one's house
before it is put up for sale:
Anything that needs to be repaired should be
attended to. Is the bathroom faucet leaking? Is
the stair baluster disengaged? Or does the roof
have cracked where leaking occurs during rainy
All of these
problems should be attended to. A house that has
no, if not very little repair, is more
attractive than a moldy, leaky one.
2. Clean out the
attic. Family mementos that are usually
forgotten are often put up in the attic. Most
times, people think that it has lost it value,
only to find out later that they have found a
use (or an emotional need) to have it again.
Be sure not to
leave anything of great importance that might
not be retrieved. Also, it is a sign of courtesy
to the next occupant. Let them have a roomy
attic to store their less needed stuff.
3. Clear out the
weed. This would make the place look larger and
more appealing. A little well-maintained garden
usually is eye-catching and would surely attract
buyers that love these kinds.
4. If furniture
and other equipment is included in the sale,
make sure that everything is in its good working
It would be
advisable if wood furniture are polished, or
silver and brass items gleaming.
5. Clean. If not
everything is in perfect condition, at least
make sure that everything else is clean. If
bedroom linens are included, make sure that it
6. Water and
electrical wirings. The lights should be
functioning well and water faucets running at
full strength when opened.
7. Windows. These
should have the proper locks and no broken
8. Flooring. If
carpets were used, a stained one would surely be
a sore to the eyes. If it cannot be replaced, at
least remove the stains.
9. Doors. Most
especially the main door, it should be in good
importantly, the individual or the family must
be emotionally ready to let go of the house,
because believe it or not, when one thinks about
childhood memories or happy moments, a house is