People always make sure that they are well informed before doing something new, just to make sure that they are not making a mistake. They would never sign on the dotted line unless they knew exactly what they were signing. That’s what we were always taught.
Sometimes it is exciting to fly by the seat of your pants just to see where it will take you. Spontaneity can be fun and sometimes we just need that in our lives. We can’t plan everything, sometimes we just need to take chances. It adds spice to our lives, it creates excitement and sometimes opens the door to new and exciting discoveries.
There are times however; that we should not take chances. Times where we really need to know the ropes. Buying a house is one of those times. After getting mortgage approval, you would never just look in the paper, see a house or condo that you like, decide, “hey, I think I will buy that house”, go to the sales office, sign the documents and hope for the best . That of course wouldn’t make any sense. You would want to do your research, check out the builder, the site, the neighbourhood and of course the floor plans. You would want to make sure that you are making the right decision.
There is a process that takes place after you purchase your house as well. Rules, regulations, timelines, warranties all jam packed into the new home procedures. Why would anybody not want to know what to expect? We all want to enjoy our new home. Right? We all want the experience to be fun, positive and of course stress free. Right? Well, it will be none of those things unless you take the time to learn as much as you can about after sales service. Homeowners really need to understand everything about their house. What happens when they have a deficiency, what recourse do they have, what is the builder supposed to do? And that is just a small part of it.
I can guarantee, that if you are not informed, you will be making choices that might cost you money, time and and aggravation. Who wants that when you move into your new home? Nobody. Learn about your new house, understand what can happen during the first year. Believe me, many things can take place as your house goes through all of the seasons. Things that you should be prepared for so that there are no surprises.
Buying a new house is exciting, but also not to be taken lightly. Save flying by the seat of your pants for your next vacation, when you can afford to take chances, not when you have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars.