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In today’s market more and more buyers are looking for move-in ready homes they wouldn’t do a thing to change. However, there are still some savvy buyers that see the opportunity in buying a home with potential and earning equity while updating it and making it into somewhere they always dreamed of living
If you are considering making a home truly fit to your needs and wants in this way, it may be a good idea to live in the home first before swinging that sledgehammer to start reconstructing it. Here are just three good reasons why.
Living There for a While May Change Your Mind
You might have some grand ideas of what you want to do to a new home to make it perfect for your lifestyle. Until you actually live in the home and get into a daily routine, it is hard to know exactly what you will want to change about the home to make it perfect.
Day to day experience might change your mind on things that would be truly beneficial to your lifestyle and to things that will help to make the home feel like an oasis. It is the best way to discover what you truly want and what would just make life more complicated.
After the Hard Work of Home Buying, You Deserve a Break
Buying a home is more than just shopping, it is looking at lots – or at least several – possible properties, qualifying for a mortgage loan, making an offer, negotiating with the current owners, packing your belongs, moving, etc. Sometimes a home search can become like a part-time job, especially in a time when it is a seller’s market and there are fewer homes for sale.
It is wise to take some time to revive yourself after the stress of buying before you make more life changing and stress inducing plans to reconstruct your new home. You will be able to think more clearly and will be less likely to make hasty decisions you will regret as you live in the home.
Take More Time to Plan
All renovation and home improvement projects should be planned with care, especially if you want to stay as close to your intended budget as possible.
Take the time to talk with design professionals let them know what you want your home to feel like and your style preferences. Tell them about your everyday life and how you want the home to function.
They can then give you their expert ideas and opinions on how these things can come to fruition. This will help you to discover which of your ideas are good and will work and which may be too much for your home.
So before you begin taking down walls and switching out countertops, consider living in your new home for about six months to a year before making the final decision on what you want to spend your money on and how you want to change the place you now call home.