If there’s one thing in life that we all seem to get stressed out about, it’s definitely our homes. From buying them to decorating them to selling them to moving, there’s always going to be a lot of things that you need to bear in mind, and prepare yourself for. This goes for mentally and financially too. Because properties don’t just cause you emotional stress at times, they can be tough on your purse strings too. Yet, we all need somewhere to live – so we might as well make that process as fun as we can. Whether you’re buying your first home or you’re moving into a second or third home, then you might want to be sure that you’re absolutely ready to get the ball rolling. And here’s how to find out.
1. Are Financially Ready?
To start with, it really does pay for you to ensure that you are financially ready for this. Do you need to get a mortgage deposit together as a first time buyer? Do you need to negotiate a remortgage offer? Make sure that you have the funds available to be able to make this all happen.
2. Have You Had An Offer Accepted?
But then also, if you think you’re ready to move, then you really do need to have an offer accepted. Because if you are trying to sell your house, but you’ve not found one yet, it could be a bit stressful. It’s hard to match everything up, but you need to make sure that you have an offer accepted ready for this.
3. Is Everything Planned Out?
But then also, you need to make sure that you’ve got everything else planned out here too. You don’t want to forget about crucial steps and end up being caught financially. So here, you’ll want to be sure that you have your property solicitors, that you’re aware of any stamp duty that you may need to pay, and also things like surveys. Be aware of any hidden steps you may of missed, just to ensure this is a smooth process.
4. Are You Packed?
From here, one thing that you need to do to be ready here is to be all packed up! Because the packing process does tend to take a lot longer than you may realize. So start early as much as you can, to get ahead.
5. Do You Have Your Decor Ideas Ready?
And finally, you will then also want to make the settling in process easier by knowing how you’re going to decorate. For this, you can get your interior design ideas ready way ahead of time. Find your inspiration and plan out each room. If you can, you might even want to start decorating the new house before you move in – this will depend on your budget and your circumstances, of course. But, if you can make sure that the house is ready as soon (or not long after) you move in, you’ll feel much more settled rather than leaving jobs unfinished for months to come!