During communication with home buyers, I finally became firmly established in the thought that this question was both simple and very complex. Simple because the answer to it is clear and sounds like this: You need to start by searching for the answer to the question “Why do you need a house?” Neither what house do you want to buy, not where or from what material, and first of all – “Why?”.
Without understanding why you need a house, you risk becoming another owner of a “suitcase without a handle,” which is hard to carry and sorry to quit. And it is difficult for the reason that it is very difficult for a city dweller to think adequately and rationally about the goals of buying a country house. Almost none of us have the experience of suburban life, and with it the understanding of what is important in suburban life.
Everything moves mostly emotions. The older generation also has some problematic advice, their knowledge from the era of unheated cottages or village houses. As a result, most people are looking for a house, they proceed from the desire to meet the standards of their environment, or they are trying to realize the “childhood dream”. Both that and another and taken together usually leads quite not there.
How to answer the question why do you need a house?
Of course, sooner or later with the question “Why?”, You will understand. This topic will catch up with you anyway. But it is better if this happens before the purchase of a plot or house, and not after. Unfortunately, there is no universal formula for solving this problem. We are all very different, no one knows the answer for you. I can only recommend an approach that periodically works, and perhaps suits you. Its essence is that before you buy something to live in the countryside, try to live in this “countryside”.
Take first the house for rent, ideally the one you want to buy or near. Live in it, and then decide, and you need it? Objections from the category “such a house is the only one, and while I choose, others will buy it,” I think, not very wealthy. Buy this, there is another. But to sell something unnecessary will be very difficult. The only disadvantage of such a search is that it is quite time consuming. But the rental costs, I am sure, will pay off with interest.
The step-by-step algorithm looks like this:
Step by step instructions looks like this 🙂
Step 1. To begin, narrow the search range –
In quiet mode, answer the following four questions: but. Are you going to use the house year-round, or only in the summer? This is a key question. Why I think so and what follows in the next article.
- How many people will constantly use the house.
- How much can you spend on buying a home?
How much each year are you willing to allocate for the maintenance of the house? It is quite realistic to answer every single question. And together it will set fairly tough options for finding a home.
Step 2. Explore in practice what we are offered in the framework of the “hotelok.”
Open the database CIAN and search the database for options that fit your parameters. Come and see these options. You will be greatly surprised, but the objects suitable for your personal “Wishlist” will be quite small. This process will correct your ideas about your capabilities.
Step 3. Try to start living in the countryside – look for a house to rent according to your parameters.
If you are looking for a house for the summer, then rent from June to August. If you want a home for year-round use, then take at least 6 months from May to October, and better until the new year. Life hacking: Quite often, you can negotiate with the seller about renting a house for a test period. Do not skimp on rent. After all you, I am sure, you will no longer be a novice and you will be able to advise yourself how to start buying a house.
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