6 tips to make moving easier

6 tips for making your moving easier

Singing a new lease and getting the keys of your new home is always very exciting. However, all this excitement could sneak away if the frustration and the stress of packing your whole life in a few boxes become overwhelming for you. Under this circumstance, Trovit gives you a list of 6 recommendations so that … Continue reading 6 tips to make moving easier

7 tips for first time home buyers

7 tips for first time home-buyers

Buying a property for the first time can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life, but also one of the most rewarding. Along the process, you may find yourself anxious, tired and in need of guidance, but keep in mind that this happens to everybody. Follow these ten pieces of advice and you will never have to worry about making the wrong choice.

1. Don’t be in a rush

This is one of the most important decisions of your life and you don’t want to make it without giving it some thought. Patience is your ally.

2. Get your finances in place before you start looking

Finding how much you can actually afford will help you make the right choice. Keep in mind the additional costs that always appear along the way like taxes, intermediary fees, reforms…

3. Dedicate some time to get to know the market

Check online about the areas you are interested on and the prices you should be expecting per square meter and additional features.

4. Be rational despite falling in love

We tend to check the details instead of the big picture, which can be tricky when searching for the right property. Yes, it may have the perfect look or a beautiful front door, but if there are leaking roofs and damp in the walls, they are deal-breakers. Make sure you weigh pros and cons even though you have fallen in love with the property.

5. Consider fixer-uppers as an option

Let’s be honest, you will never find the perfect home or it might turn out to be far too over budget. Sometimes an unkempt property can be much cheaper, so you can spend that extra money repairing it exactly like you want it, as long as there are no major structural problems.

6. Hire a proper home inspector

When you have found a property, make sure it doesn’t hide any unpleasant surprises that might cost you tons of money in the future. A good home inspector should be able to scan it for plumbing, electricity, roof and foundations problems, usually the most expensive features to repair.

7. Investigate thoroughly the surroundings

Check online about the neighborhood’s safety, public transportation, schools or any other thing you might be interested on. Take a stroll through it and ask around, so you don’t find yourself trapped when it’s too late.

Some final advice

You have found a property, it’s time to make an offer and you feel like you just jumped off a cliff. Breath deeply, it’s absolutely normal. If you have done your homework, everything should be alright. You will soon find yourself in your own new home. Enjoy it!

Upgrade your walls for very little money

Upgrade your walls for very little money

Walls are an important aspect to consider when decorating our home, as they provide harmony and a good atmosphere to the rooms. However, dedicating some resources or time to customize and renovate them is not always a priority. Whether we want to preserve the same style for all the rooms or personalize them, there are always some creative options to choose from that will rejuvenate the atmosphere of your house. And this does not have to cost a fortune.

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Moving to another city, yes or no?

Moving to another city, yes or no?

Studying abroad, looking for a job in the city, learning or improving a language, or simply change of pace. There are many reasons why you are thinking about living in another city, country or continent. Even if it is willingly or by necessity, it means taking an important decision that has both strengths and weaknesses. Have a look at these aspects that will help you when thinking of moving to another city!

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Tips to find your ideal apartment

Tips to find your ideal apartment

Information technologies have allowed the average person to obtain any degree of information with just a few clicks. It allows us to extract information from search engines or digital encyclopedias. Likewise, looking for any specific piece of information becomes easier. At Trovit we want you to find your perfect apartment in your first try; we have recently added new filters in order to make your search more comfortable. If you are interested on finding out how they work, keep on reading!

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Buying a house for under $100,000

It almost sounds incredible, right? It isn’t. Even in the biggest cities there are houses to be found at extremely affordable prices, sometimes even under $100,000. Take a look at the cheap homes currently on our search engine, and don’t hesitate to use our filters to adjust the results to what you’re looking for.

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