The key factors to keep in mind while buying a new house.

Owning a house that turns into a home is a dream of every individual. It bestows a sense of belonging to the owner and more importantly, it gives an identity. However, this dream comes at the cost of your life long savings. Currently, in Pakistan, societies are developing in order to cater to the needs of people who want to buy or invest in real estate.

Before you start searching for a house, there must be a rubric that needs to be set. A list of requirements that are a compulsion for your house should be kept in mind. Firstly, you need to research the prices and locations. The requirement of the rooms is one of the imperative things that should be considered. While selecting any house, you should think about your past experiences and what are the things you need the most while living in a house and what are those things that should never be there in your house. Every individual has multiple dimensions and several different choices to choose from. Make a list of choices and every choice should further segregate in the pros and cons section.

The pros and cons chart should contain only those options that are pocket-friendly and you can somehow manage that amount for your property. Pointers for your chart can be as follows:

Location, water electricity, and gas availability, nearby market, nearby masjid, school, hospital, public transport, east/west/north/south facing, the status of the society, security, view from the house, sanitation.

These are some key features that must be considered and checked while buying your dream house. Note down the address and location of your researched house it’s better to pin that location in Google map for future references. Later, count or check the attributes it has or does not have. You must have a column for comments where you can note down any attractive feature about that property. Try to take pictures of the house that is on your list. It is always better to take bits of advice from multiple people and brokers about that property for a better assessment of rate and value for your money. Double-check the documentation and papers whether they are real.

Neighbors are also a good source of getting authentic information about the house and the availability of gas, electricity, and water is unobstructed. The reputation of that property is a vital feature that should be focused on while considering any house.

Every city has its features that are given importance, i.e. in Islamabad people prefer to live on the ground floor or first-floor apartments due to weather severity and less windy atmosphere. Whereas, in Karachi, the preferred floor to live in the top floor due to the less severe atmosphere, plenty of wind throughout the day, and security reasons. It is advised to take help from a broker to get maximum knowledge about the area and its pocket areas. The broker should be the local who possess complete knowledge about that particular area.

It is suggested to never spend on property in a hassle. A buyer should always search and inspect the property beforehand.