4 Tips to Keep in Mind While Buying a Flat

Easy inflow of cash, much disposable income, higher salaries are some of the reasons why younger working professionals have plans of buying a house and they are even realizing their dreams quiet easily. Also getting loans against their high salaries is quite easy. But is having the required financial strength enough for buying a house? Does money always help you get the best house? Well no not really as there are some other much over reaching concerns that one must keep in mind an take care of before investing in a house. Below are 4 major points listed out by us in an attempt to help you buy your perfect dream abode.

Plan your Finances: May be it’s a little cliché but planning your finances before investing in a house will always top the list. With most young professionals planning for new homes it might be possible that a plan for proper finances might not be done well. Many a time people have education loans or car loans and without clearing them one goes in for a home loan and it’s then, that it gets difficult and pressing for them to pay off the debts. Hence, before taking a home loan which goes on for most part of one’s life one must be sure of a constant source of income and that too a good amount. Secondly he/she must also have good savings and the EMI amount to be paid must be such which does not eat up on one’s daily expenses.

Research Locations: Yes folks a home in a comfortable location is the most important thing. Well comfortable location simply means that it should be at least close to a school, a hospital, a bus stop and a super market. In today’s world not everyone can afford a good spacious house within city limits hence one has no option but to buy homes in the outskirts. In such situations the above must be kept in mind for a comfortable living. The other thing to keep in mind is the future development of the place. This would ensure a good resale value of your property in case you think of selling it off later.

Builder Credibility: There has been so many incidents all over where we have seen high rises falling like a pack of cards because the builder used improper matter while building the house. To ensure your and your family’s safety research well about the builder and the best way to go about is to look for past projects of the builder. It is also advisable to go and speak to people living in those apartments and find out whether they had any issue like premature cracks etc. in the building. Also, if possible find out such builders who has full or partial government affiliation.

Documentation and Allotment Letter: Lastly, documentation is much important as these papers would be necessary throughout be it for loans or to sort any issues associated with your house that might crop up later. So keep all papers in place and make sure it is signed by concerned people. Make sure it’s done by a competent and trusted lawyer. Then there’s the allotment letter. Once you have selected your property and made the initial payment the builder gives an allotment letter which includes all details of which flat you have been allotted, area of your flat, details about the common areas, approximate maintenance charges and other facilities within the housing society. Do keep in mind that if you have a preference for a certain floor or view, then you must request the same from the builder at the time of the initial application with the builder. Once the allotment letter is given to you, your flexibility to change your unit might be limited.

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