Hardly anyone goes to the hassle of buying a house they dislike. It’s expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. Therefore, the majority of people are content with their choices when they first move in. It’s a new start, and they are full of optimism.
However, things can quickly change. People can fall out of love with their homes just as fast as they fell in love with them.
But why does this happen?
The House Is Too Small
Many homeowners believe that their new home will provide them with all the space that they need when they first view it. Everything looks neat and tidy, and they firmly believe that there’s enough room for all their possessions.
Unfortunately, that’s not always how it works out in practice. According to surveys, nearly half of all buyers discover that their homes are not big enough for their needs after living there for a year or more.
The House Doesn’t Have The Facilities You Need
People often wind up buying properties that don’t have the facilities that they need. This is particularly problematic in a crisis when they discover just how dependent their properties are on the grid.
For instance, in dry rural areas, and even some urban locations, rainwater tanks are essential. Furthermore, some property owners may benefit from outbuildings, but they may not have space outside to build any, forcing them to bring workshop activities into the home.
The House Needs Redecorating
When you first view a property, you don’t always see the peeling paint on the skirting boards or the tatty wallpaper in the bathroom. But once you’ve lived there for a couple of weeks, it becomes much more noticeable.
What’s more, the timing sucks. Having to redecorate when you first move into a new home is a double-whammy for your finances. Not only do you have to pay moving fees, but you also have to fork out for paint, decorators, fixtures, and fittings.
The House Is Dated
Trends come and go, and nowhere more so in the realm of housing. When you first buy a property, you get all excited by the layout and the decor. However, as the years go by, you start to notice how outdated it looks. It’s not quite as bad as brown wallpaper from the 1970s, but it’s close.
You Have Bad Neighbours
When searching for a property, you rarely interview the neighbours. Instead, you assume that they are generally decent people and won’t interfere in your life in any significant way. Perhaps you’ll even become friends.
However, in reality, that’s not always how it works out. Neighbours can be challenging to deal with, and can sometimes make your life a misery. Worse still, feuds can drag on for years because of the difficulty of moving.
The Location Is Wrong
Lastly, you might find the perfect house, but if the location is wrong, it’ll soon start to drag. If it’s miles from work or a long way from your favourite amenities, you’ll start to regret moving there. Getting to where you want to go takes up all your time.