Purchasing your own flat means investing all your life’s savings into it. Infact, buying a flat is not only one of the most important lifetime decisions, it is considered to be a milestone achievement as well. Everyone has their different set of priorities when it comes to purchasing a property. But the first question that everyone should ask themselves before beginning the process of property purchase, is ‘Do I really need to buy a flat?’ If the answer to the question is yes, the next question they should be asking themselves is ‘What are the things that I am looking for in a flat?’ This is bound to clear all your doubts. By having a clear knowledge about the things you want in your flat, your realtor will also understand your prioritized list. Understanding which features mean the most to you will help eliminate houses that won’t work for you and compare the homes that will.
Today, we will discuss the three most important features one should look for while purchasing a flat. If you haven’t given a thought about these factors, this is your chance.
A seamless access to the places that they visit the most is what the home buyers look for at a priority level before purchasing a flat. A flat situated at a location which offers easy connectivity to the main roads is always a preferred option among buyers. None is fond of hassles and especially the ones on the road. We are always in a hurry to go to school, college or office and mismanaged traffic is not something that we want. Therefore, belonging to an area where the traffic is under control is a great plus. Having ample number of bus, auto, railway and taxi routes is like the cherry on the top. Having medical facilities, grocery shops, banks, ATM’s and leisure parks are favoured by some. Let your realtor know about your preferences in order to plan a site visit to the flats that tick all your priorities.
Not many people give enough importance to the size of the lot where the flat will be built. Before finalizing a deal, always make sure to check out what kind of a lot size is the property. The most common ones are rectangular and pie-shaped. The lot size of the house will determine how grand or small your interior will be. This will also give you a clear picture about how spread out the lawn will be, how much space will the garage hold and similar others. Ask your realtor about the lot description and dimensions. This will help you to figure out where one lot starts and where one ends. There are many instances where on the availability of two lots within a building space, the home buyer has made an additional building or in some cases has built a garage. With addition to having knowledge about the lot size, make sure to ask your realtor about the number of bedrooms and bathrooms each flat will have.
As much as it is important to choose a strategic location, check the carpet size, have knowledge about the amenities provided, it is equally to know about the builder’s background. Because, at the end of the day, most of it depends on the builder. In order to have in-depth information about the builder, get hold of his previous projects and learn how successfully he completed those. Everyday, we read incidents in the newspapers where buyers were highly disappointed with the builder as he failed to keep up to the expectations.Therefore, always do your personal research and if possible carry out some market research as well. Avoid choosing a builder who has financial debt on him as it would become a barrier in completing the project.
Purchasing a flat means investing not just money but a lot of precious time as well. Finding a perfect (or next to perfect) house is not easy. But by keeping in mind the above-mentioned points, you will face less hassle in the process. If you are looking for flats in New Town, Kolkata, get in touch with us. For more real estate related information, keep following us.