So you have decided to move out and ditch your permanent roomies (mom, dad or that annoying person that wears your clothes without your permission). Or you have gotten a new job in a different city (Congrats GF). Finding a place to stay can be stressful no matter where you ‘re moving to or from. So we compiled these tips to make hunting for a house easy.
- What is my budget?
Let’s be real: The ideal house is straight out of your Pinterest board *sigh* but in the real world you have to weigh the cost of the rent against your wallet/bank account. Don’t overspend on rent since you are going to want to eat, travel and have other commitments as well.
- When should I Move?
If you are starting a new job in a different city it’s wise to move to your new house a week before to familiarise yourself with the neighbourhood and to hunt for a house you like.
- What am I looking for?
Are you looking for a one-bedroom cottage or two-bedroom with tons of space? Find something that matches your criteria and needs as well as your affordability meter.