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Finding Your Dream House: What Are Your Options?

Property decisions

To buy or rent – that is the question. Photo via Pexels (CC0).

When it comes to finding your dream house, it usually isn’t as easy as locating it, moving in, and setting everything up perfectly. Instead, you’re more likely to find several different road blocks and bumps along the way. Firstly, the right place may take some time to go on the market. And that’s not all. Secondly, you may not even know what your dream house looks like in the first place. When you’re faced with a lot of different options, it can be hard to whittle them down and choose the right one. So, let’s take a look at what you could consider in the hope that your perfect choice will become clear.

Long-Term Rental

Renting is always going to be a strong option for a lot of people. When you’re young and unsettled, or you’re not really sure where you want to put down roots, renting can be a great choice for you. It also comes with a lot of benefits. If anything were to go wrong with the property, it’s your landlord’s responsibility to take care of it. So, long-term rental options can often work well for you price-wise, and suit your lifestyle.


A furnished rental may be right for you

Renting choices: long term or short term? Pexels photo (CC0).

Short-Term Furnished

However, long-term house options aren’t the only kind of rental choices that you could make. Sometimes opting for something more short-term is going to be the best avenue for you. A short-term furnished rental can be great if you’re moving to a new city for work, especially if you don’t know how long you’re going to be there. Alternatively, it can also be suitable if you’re not sure where you want to be, so you can test out the area first before you commit to something long-term.

Buying An Oldie

Now let’s consider the first kind of buying option. This is purchasing an older property. This choice appeals to a lot of people who are looking to put their own spin on a house as older properties tend to need a lot more work. They also come with character for those that don’t want something brand new.

A fresh, modern residence`

Is your dream to purchase of a new house? Pexels image, CC0 License.

Buying A Newbie

But then there is the option of buying a something brand new. There are so many new home builders around that, if you do want something new, you will craft a property you love. This can often appeal to people who want something fresh, modern, and to be the first ones living in it.

Build Your Own

Finally, you may also want to consider building a house. This is often the dream for a lot of people. But, it can come with a significant amount of work and stress, so you have to really want it. You do get a lot of freedom, however, and will finally own a home that is something you’ve always dreamed of. So, building your own could be an ideal option for finding your dream home.



  1. Anna (apeaceoflife) December 11, 2017

    great post :) We’re saving to buy one but happy renting now

  2. kingajpg December 11, 2017

    This is such a long term goal of mine and hopefully owning a home of my own can become my reality one day

  3. Resa December 11, 2017

    Rats! It’s snowing heavily, as I look out my den’s window. However, I am cozy in my home. I had rented for many years, until I reached the decision to buy.
    Being in my own home makes me feel much more warm and secure than when I rented.
    The thing is, while renting for 15 years, I was able to save up a lot of money for a down payment. Now, rents are so much higher than back then, and so is the cost of living. Here’s a poke in the eye, wages are not that much higher. Nonetheless, as one reaches retirement age, your home is your asset for a wonderful sunset.
    Love and hugs! _Resa

  4. milfordstreet December 11, 2017

    You know, when we bought our home, we put offers in on three homes before this one worked out. We are really happy with our purchase but likely would have been happy with any of them. They all had their ups and downs. But at this point, i wouldn’t trade our current home for anything. We have made the hours a home. Cheers!

  5. Teagan R. Geneviene December 11, 2017

    Nice food for daydreaming Christy. Hugs.

  6. Willow Croft December 11, 2017

    Older homes are my preference…what’s yours? Sometimes I just wishful-thinking shop here…http://historicrealestate.preservationnation.org/

  7. Jeri Walker (@JeriWB) December 11, 2017

    I love my little yellow house! I hope to go even smaller someday.

  8. Plantsandbeyond December 12, 2017

    Always owned, but not rent. Wonder if it would eliminate all hastle once and for all. Have a great day, dear Christy.

  9. 924COLLECTIVE December 12, 2017

    The Millennial in me is voting for the Tiny Home option :)

    I have seen way too many people become house poor and
    that lifestyle is not appealing in the slightest. Less is more.


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