& More importantly, why didn't they teach us this in school!? No, it's okay, because we know everything about Pythagorean theorem so we're good, right? WRONG.
Wouldn't it be great if there was some kind of wonderful checklist of things that you DEFINITELY should know before buying your new home? You know, just to relieve the stress!?
Well, that's where we come in! Because, as always, we're kind and wonderful, we're bringing you a comprehensive list of 20 things people wish they'd known before jumping onto the property ladder (and promptly falling back off it!)
Take heed, potential house buyers, take serious heed!
Well, that's certainly good advice! Whenever I think about buying my own home, I always imagine kitting every room out with loads of awesome furniture, I guess I better take a rain check on that thought!
Yikes! It's so easy to get lofty ideals and high standards when fantasising about your new place...and then when it happens, you realise you need to be a millionaire for all that to be a reality! & It now costs £1,000 for just for some 'duck egg' paint. Scary stuff!
So, moving or buying your own, new home is just all about money, then, yeah? I think I can already hear my wallet crying...
Really? I didn't know that! However, is it just me who'd be worried about something horrid turning up on the camera footage!? I knew watching "IT" wasn't a good idea!
Wow, that's not something you'd even think about until the problem has already started, really, is it? Well, I wouldn't think of it, anyway. Suggestion definitely noted!
Again, it's just not something you'd think about doing when you're being bamboozled by the estate agent and distracted by the fancy windows! So, always think of your toilets, kids! It's a pretty important feature when you think about it!
That's very true, don't go with someone who is in cahoots with someone else, as it is always mostly just going to be about getting the sale and not being honest with you. Clever thinking!
That's a thought, especially in this day and age, there can never be any kind of empty land or space for too long, can there!? #progressmyar*e
– My dad
That is canny thinking, Dad! Very savvy! Well done, sir!
This is very true actually, my friend has lived in his new place for two years and still isn't fully sure how the heating works. He said someone showed him when he was moving in, but he wasn't paying attention! #servesyourightbud
Budgeting is key, my friends! It's saved me from the financial gutter many times and not just on housing matters, if you can plan ahead with your money, then you're halfway to winning at life, my friend! #adulting
I thought house buying was always about 'Location, Location, Location'? As long as it's the right place for you at that time, the future can't be accounted for too much, if at all. Just go with your gut!
Very wise words, the Banks don't care about you, unsurprisingly, all the Banks' care about is getting their money back, whether you have it to give them or not!
It certainly doesn't! As they say, if you don't ask, then you don't get! #goforit
& If you don't check first, it just means that you'll have to choose between eating or keeping warm. Sounds wonderful.
For me personally, this would be the most important thing. You don't want to end up trapped in a horrible neighbourhood!
What a horrible position to end up in! Always be prepared, folks! #alwaysgetanswers
Or, more importantly, make sure that there is a power outlet in the bedroom, located in a spot where you can put your bed! We all need a phone charger outlet next to the bed these days, don't we!? #priorites
It seems a little much on the forward-thinking approach, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense! You never know what the future holds and if you do decide to up sticks and leave one day, then you're gonna need to know how easy (or not!) it's going to be to sell on!