How to pick the perfect house

How to pick the perfect house

This question is asked by literally every person looking to buy or rent a house. Everyone that needs a new place to live in is trying to find the perfect place to live in which matches their budget requirements and also accommodates them in such a way that they can live free of worries and problems for many years to come.

The sad truth is that there is no such thing as the perfect house to live in. Perhaps there may be a handful of houses in the world that are downright perfect in every aspect, but they are either extremely rare, or come at a price so hefty that most of us aren’t able to afford them.

However, there do exist houses that are very suitable for your needs. The word perfect is a very subjective term, but if your definition of perfect is a house that has its pros and cons, but the pros far outweigh the cons, then you may just find the perfect house for yourself. It will require a little bit of patience from your side, but with time, you’ll find the perfect house for yourself without a doubt.

Let’s talk about some traits that some houses have which make them much better options than their competitors. If you keep these in mind when searching for a house to live in, chances are that you’ll find a building that you’ll approve of.

The owner matters

This has absolutely nothing to do with the house itself, which is why this point gets overlooked so much. You need to make sure that the landlord of the house is someone that you agree with and is an overall likeable person. If the landlord doesn’t seem like a good person, you need to let the house go, no matter how beautiful it may look. Getting into a house owned by someone that is unreasonable and unresponsive will end up with you having constant migraines regarding the house. The will have you constantly worried about the home maintenance, and this will cause more problems than you could anticipate before moving into the house. If the home owner seems like a good person, then you should definitely move into the house if it seems good enough.

Make sure it’s sun facing

You need to make sure that the house you’re looking at isn’t at a right angle with the sun. If this is the case, you won’t have much sunlight pouring into your house. This can be really troublesome if you live in an area which has cold weather in general. Even if the winters alone are very cold, you should still try and get a house which is facing the sun to ensure that your house stays somewhat warm during the cold. You can ignore this part if you’re living in an area which has warm weather all year around. In fact, you might want to get the opposite if that’s your case.

Advantages of living in the city

Advantages of living in the city

The suburbs and the city both have their own advantages and disadvantages. However, you can’t exist in both places at once, and will ultimately have to make a choice as to where you want to live. We’ll help you compare both areas in which you can live in, and will be concentrating on how the city is a much better place to live in. Let’s jump straight into how the city compares to the suburbs, and how you’ll be better off living in the city.

 

If you’re to have a good time living in the city, you need to have a few prerequisites; otherwise your time living there might not supply you with the bet of memories. Let’s first have a look at what you need in order to have a fulfilling experience when you’re living in the city.

Your prerequisites

You need to not have a family

Living in the city is definitely not meant for people who have families to provide for. You need to be a bachelor, or even if you’re married or are in a relationship, you should not have children living with you under any circumstances. If you do have children with you, living in the suburbs is the best choice for you, as your children need a place like the suburbs in order to grow up and live happily. If you don’t have children living with you, then you’re all set in order to have a good time living in the city.

You should have a job in the city

There is absolutely no point in living in the city if you don’t have a job there. It doesn’t make sense to be paying extra to live in the city if your job is elsewhere. If you need to travel to the suburbs in order to go to work, then you might as well consider living there.

Other than this, no real factors exist that should dissuade you from living in the city.

Your job will be closer

As mentioned above, if your job is in the city, you should consider living there too. It is very advantageous to be able to easily get to work. People who work in the city yet live in the suburbs find themselves being late to work on a regular basis due to traffic blocks and the travel distance they have to cover. Living in the city will help you overcome such problems. You’ll be able to get to work a lot faster, which will in turn let you have better sleep. This will ultimately help you perform better and lead a more successful life.

More amenities

As much as the suburbs have to offer, the city will always have more to put on the table. There is no way that suburbs will be able to provide the same shopping malls, gyms and swimming pools that a city can. Cities are the hub of business, and you’ll be much better off in terms of the services which you’ll find there.

Property Differences between America and Asia

Property Differences between America and Asia

Most people are aware of the vast differences between Asia and America. The culture and style of living between these two are in many ways completely opposite. Another way in which America and Asia differ is their property. Properties can have many different shapes and sizes, but for most countries there is a general norm for the most part. The question is what are the differences in the norm for America and the norm for Asia?

american brick house

Material Most Commonly Used

In America, the majority of homes and even some business buildings are made primarily of wood or brick; whereas in Asia, almost all buildings are primarily concrete. This is mainly due to the resources that are readily available in each country. America still has a large amount of open land throughout the country; trees grow in abundance there. In most Asian countries, there is a larger population spread over a smaller land space compared with America. Because of this key difference, Asia does not have as many available trees, preferring to leave theirs standing due to the fact that there are not as many of them as there used to be. This is why most Asian countries prefer to use concrete; however, this is not the only reason.

Average Height of Buildings

American Wood HouseAmerica has a decent number of skyscrapers, but in comparison with most of Asia, their buildings are quite small. Due to being somewhat overpopulated in comparison, most Asian countries require tall apartment buildings. These buildings vary from heights of six to forty floors, usually containing at least four apartment houses on each floor. These tall buildings are always made primarily of concrete in order to make them safe and stable. America has tall buildings as well, however they are usually built for either business, industry, or shopping. Many of the malls in America are several stories high; none come even close to the forty stories of Asia’s apartment buildings, but they do get quite tall. The average house built in America is just one or two stories high, built for a single family rather than multiple families as the Asian apartment buildings are.

Asian Apartment Building

Differences in Contractual Buying of Property

When it comes to contracts in terms of buying property, America is quite simple; you come to terms with the price you are going to pay; both you and the original owner sign a contract based on that price; you pay them the money either all at once or monthly. That’s all there is to it. Once you’ve signed and paid, the property is yours. In many Asian countries, however, contracts are not so simple. Take China for example; when someone buys land in China, they tend to pay the full amount within two to five years. The properties there are much cheaper than those in America, for the most part. However, after 70 years of owning that property, the government has the authority to usurp the land from that person and claim it as government property free of charge! This is not the case for all Asian countries; however, the majority of them do have very unique add-ons in their contracts. Whether those add-ons are for better or for worse is up to you to decide!