2. Separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves
Sure, we’d all love a surround sound cinema and outdoor spa but let’s face it, these are blue sky nice-to-haves, not things you must have. There will be some non-negotiables you need for your day-to-day comfort, so make a list of these things and go from there.
If you’re an avid cook, maybe a gas stove is on your non-negotiable list. If you work in the CBD, you’ll probably be on the lookout for something close to public transport, whereas if you work from home, natural light and aspect might be high on your list of must-haves.
Other things to consider:
- Living / outdoor space
- Close to schools / shops / cafes
- The local community itself
- Ease of mobility around the house (prams, stairs)
- Storage / parking