If you are a beginner, learning the world of home improvement/home remodeling for the first time, you may need help in home selection. Often your heart speaks louder than feelings, but at times like these, when there is so much money involved, it is important to press your heart and follow what the facts tell you.
Here, I’ve enlisted my top five tips when it comes to choosing the right remodeling project:
1. Get the right building report
The most essential and undeniable thing to do when buying a home is to get the right building reports done by a professional building surveyor. That will highlight any structural defects the property may have and will only save you from parting with your money for a house due to fall over the next year. Some areas may offer additional property reports, which are often held at the local council office.
Our report is called the LIM report and Property Bag. LIM (Land Information Note) tells us all properties that have been traversed since it was built, i.e.. Any additions, extensions, denials of permits to make, past issues, etc. Property Bag has blueprints for the original house. Details of how the septic tank was installed and operated, and lots of other information about the building. I highly recommend you take a look at this or equivalent, if available.
2. Imagine the interior design
Are cosmetics a significant household problem? Can you imagine the interior looking fantastic with just a fresh coat of paint and a new carpet? If so, this looks great.
3. Get a second opinion
Take a friend or family member, preferably someone with DIY or remodeling experience, to have a look at the house with you. Ask for their opinions and ideas. Try to find out if they would buy the property if that is your situation. Don’t try and force them to agree to help at this stage! Could you save 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’ll probably do the job yourself. But it’s a good idea to get quotes for worse case scenarios, just if you decide not to do the job yourself.
5. What items are included in the sale?
Often movable articles include stoves/cookers and open fires/wood burners. They usually don’t have paintings, vases, or anything of the like, even if the house is unoccupied. Real estate agents often rent items like these to help with sales. If you rely on any of these items included in the sale, make sure you check that it is working correctly. Also, from the time you declare a whole deal to the time you move, try making a final screening visit. Check if the items are still there and in the same condition.