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We know that changing your home and / or becoming independent is a difficult and important decision for the rest of your life. That is why we have made this definitive guide with the keys to choose your perfect home. It is important that you do not determine your decision by the first impression and that you remember that a nice house on the outside does not mean that you do not have problems inside that in the long run can cost you dearly. First of all, decide if you want to buy or rent. Here we leave you a video that in less than a minute explains the keys to know what is best for you: Buy or rent. What is better? Keys when choosing your ideal home: The first thing to take into account the rule of the three l (location, location and location), and the three p (position, price and perfection). In summary, the key points in which you should look very well when choosing your ideal home are:            

Logging The price The perfection Space The distribution Safety The age of the house Energy efficiency certificate Community Analyze it not only on the outside but also on the inside Fixed expenses: centralized heating? Water? Light? Community expenses? Garage, will I have to rent a parking space?

Well, now we go one by one and step by step

Steps to choose the best home: 1st step: Make your wish list and needs Make a list of wants and needs to go marking the requirements that meet each of the homes you are going to visit. So you can compare and especially make the first screen. 2nd step: Calculate your budget   

How much money do I have? How much money can you lend me? How much am I willing to spend?

By answering these questions you can determine the range in which your budget will be adjusted. 3rd step: Search in all possible ways 

Internet: You have a lot of portals to choose from, but even if you visit many, it is essential that you live the main ones, since they have the majority of the real estate offer nowadays. What is interesting here is that you set up your filters with the criteria you are looking for so that once a day they send you an email with all the ads that comply with them. Real Estate: You have many real estate agents in Spain that can help you but make sure they work as you like. A good real estate agency will be responsible for making an economic study to

suit you, a market study with all the homes that meet your criteria, give your opinion based on your knowledge and assessment and make the economic valuation of each property, negotiate with the owners and present your proposal, even seek funding (although this point we will see in detail later), find out if the house has any hidden information or debts, prepare all paperwork with the notary, among many other things. On the other hand, make sure that the real estate you choose works well by checking the opinions of clients in forums or internet by searching in Google "Opinions + the name of the real estate company". But above all, even if you think your fees are high, they may come out for free, since the money they save negotiating the price can be much higher than their fees. And also, visit the neighborhoods that you like and look at the signs of "se vendee" sign up the numbers and add it to your visiting schedule.

4th step: Find out about the real estate market (report) The more knowledge you have about the real estate market in which you intend to acquire a house, the better prepared you will be to make a good decision. Here we leave you our special report on the real estate sector. 5th step: Make a planning with the houses to visit Once you have your favorites contact the agencies or individuals and get a planning to visit the number of houses that you consider appropriate, always depending on the time availability you have. We recommend that you do not see more than 5 properties a day, because fatigue may cause you to lose your spirits and not be objective. To make a good decision, our recommendation is that you visit 15 to 20 properties that then limit to 10, finally to 5 until finally you decide on one. 6th step: Make a comparative table with all the houses you have visited The best thing is that you visit them in the morning to see the details well, but without forgetting to go through the night to check how noisy the area is. Once you have it, give a score to each of the essential items for your ideal home and add up the total points. What is clear, that the day you visit your ideal home you will know it because surely that each house that you are going to see you will compare it with the best one. 7th Step: The 3x3 rule, reduce your list to 3 homes  

When your ideal home list is reduced to three and analyzes more detailed aspects such as the following: Dimensions of the rooms of the house: think well of what family situation you are in. Do you have children? Are you going to want to have them? Do you have older people who with the passage of time can take charge? All these things are important when deciding how many rooms you need. Maybe what you need today will not be worth tomorrow. General physical condition of the floor, walls, furniture, tiles, ceilings, floors

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Does it have heating? Do the radiators work? Pipes and electrical installation when was the last time you changed them? That the supplies work correctly (water pressure) That the vents are in good condition What trade or facilities are there? It seems silly but how close the supermarket, pharmacy, subway gives you a comfort that can be transformed into quality of life Do you have a garage? If you do not have it and for you it is essential you have to take into account when deciding the budget you need to have a part for the monthly rent. And another question that accompanies it is can you park well in the area?. If the answer is, you may not have the option to pay it. What orientation does the house have? The best thing is that you study the orientation of the building, for it perhaps the best option is that you approach at different times of the day to see if the floor has enough light. And not only for the subject of light but also for the temperature. Sometimes the internal floors are better oriented than the exterior ones. Remember that the sun rises in the west but moves throughout the year. What floor is it? Think that the higher the noise and the lower, the closer the street is and therefore the louder it is. That's why attics are preferred by most people. The age of the house: Often the important thing is not that it is new, but that it is well built with good quality materials. There are new constructions that before the year already have leaks in the garage or cracks in the walls. Although it is true those facilities such as light or water over time deteriorate a lot and it is not cheap to change the water pipes in a building 30 years ago. So the best thing is to check that all that is already changed. The community Are you sure you want neighbors? It is a difficult decision. On the outskirts of cities there are usually cheap single houses without having to pay community or support neighbors. But if you want central areas you will always have to live with it. The expenses also depend a lot on it. The buildings with few properties are quieter but the fixed costs increase such as the doorman, the repairs, and the administration. It's noisy? Ideally, you should visit the house at different times to check if it is noisy. But the best thing would be to let you live in it one day.

8th step: Negotiate the price Once you have identified all the pros and cons of housing you can negotiate the price with more arguments. So you just have to calculate the average price of the area by researching the surrounding apartments for sale with dimensions, age of the house and price. Step 9: Make your offer: Beware, because most real estate agents ask you for a signal if you want to make an offer to the owner to see that you have interest. The first offer you make must be lower than your maximum limit. Once done, the real estate consultant from must answer you in less than three days. But the best thing to be able to negotiate, as we said, is to have an absolute vision of the surrounding real estate market in order to have the power of argumentation based on verified and truthful information. The time invested in investigating the entire market can mean significant economic savings in the long term. You accept? If you accept it, you must prepare the purchase-sale contract as soon as possible with the final price you have proposed. Does not accept? In case you reject it, you might have a counter offer. It is better to think it over and respond to it in several days. Another tip: Make it clear to the buyer that you are serious and that you have the money, perhaps with a good signal. But above all I know that you are serious. 10th step: Choose the form of payment well:

Do you have money available? Great, then you just have to contact the owner or real estate agent, sign the papers and enjoy your ideal home.

Ten key steps to choose your ideal home  

We know that changing your home and / or becoming independent is a difficult and important decision for the rest of your life. That is why w...

Ten key steps to choose your ideal home  

We know that changing your home and / or becoming independent is a difficult and important decision for the rest of your life. That is why w...