The idea of buying a good house

The idea of buying a good house

Buying a house is the single most important financial decision you’ll ever make. If you buy right, it will be the most satisfying, the happiest investment you ever make. If you buy wrong, it can cost tens of thousands in repairs and forever deny your family the dream of home ownership. We want to help you understand what it means to buy a home, and we want to help educate and protect our hard-earned money so that we can secure a place for our families. Go to and learn more. 


Firstly you need to find a plot, and plot prices differ in different areas and bigger cities. Then after that, you need to get building permission from the council, and then you will be set to start building. Buying a plot is like buying a product. You will likely have seen several plots and been to several showhouses before you decide which plot you want. You might even have decided on the house itself.


People are always saying that a house is your biggest asset, and it’s true. But that’s not all there is to it. The right property can change your life. The wrong property can break it.


When you set out to buy an investment property, you need to think like an investor, not a home buyer. You shouldn’t be looking at how much you like the house; you should be looking at how much money the property will bring in, what sort of return on investment it will get, and what sort of returns people have made on similar properties in the past. Everything you do from here on in should be done with your eyes firmly fixed on making money.


Once you’ve got the plot and the plan, it’s time to get building. You will need to find a builder and work out a detailed budget of how much everything will cost, plus a little built-in leeway for any unexpected issues. In most cases, you can expect building costs to go up 10% to 15% higher than the original estimates, but nothing more. Run away if you see an estimate that suggests 25% or more above the original estimate! You are looking at a cowboy builder, and it will cost you tens of thousands of pounds or dollars in the long run.

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