Just Because You're Buying A Home Alone, Doesn't Mean You Have To Fly Solo

April 25, 2018



It’s always exciting to buy a new home. Whether you’re moving to a new area or sticking close to what you know, a new house is a fresh start. You’re sure to feel you’re moving closer to where you need to be, just by altering your living space.

Traditionally, most of us embark on the new home process with someone else. And, that’s fantastic because it means they’re with us every step of the way. But, with female independence coming up top, more women than ever are opting to buy property solo. And, this brings its own benefits. You won’t need to please anyone else in your choices. You can forget compromise, too. You’ll be free to buy the home you’ve always wanted. And, what could be better than that for meeting your needs?

But, eliminating others from your hunt altogether could be a mistake. After all, we all need a little help sometimes. Lucky for you, buying solo doesn’t have to mean going it alone. Here are of the ways you can include people throughout the process.

Take a friend for viewings

No one likes the idea of viewing a house on their own. What’s more, it isn’t always wise to do so. When it comes to property, we’re all at risk of being led by our hearts. Without a second opinion, you might fall into the trap of falling in love with a property which isn’t appropriate. But, by taking a friend along for viewings, you can make sure these mistakes don’t happen. As they aren’t involved themselves, a friend will be able to bring a much-needed voice of reason. While you won’t always thank them for it, this will at least ensure the property you do purchase is perfect.

Get a professional seal of approval

It’s also crucial to note that you can reach out to professionals. After all, you alone might not notice warning signs in a property. But, a trained home inspector has the knowledge and equipment to check every aspect. Equally, there’s nothing wrong with bringing a builder to a viewing if you have ideas for renovations. Much like bringing a friend, this can ensure you don’t invest in the wrong places. It can also make sure you aren’t paying over the odds for a property.


Get help on moving day

Moving day is the hardest time for anyone moving solo. Instead of having a family to help you move those heavy boxes, you’ll need to do it alone. At least, you will if you don’t get help when the day comes. Even if you have no friends to assist you, it may pay to hire a moving company who can do that heavy lifting for you. Or, you could call around all your loved ones and ask for their help. Not only will this take the load off, but it’ll also add a bustling sense of excitement to your moving day. And, that’s sure to help keep your spirits high for the duration.

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