3 benefits of starting your home search at home

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Now is a good time to start your home search at home

If you are one of the countless millions who have found themselves confided to the house, a lot of plans have probably been put on hold. These possibly include your search for a new home.

However, you can still start your home search at home. Heck, you don’t even need to leave your bed if you don’t want to. And believe it or not, there are several benefits to this. Let’s take a look at some of the positives to starting your home search at home right now.

1) Expand your search

You already have your budget in mind and you probably have an idea of where you want to buy, but why not take this time to see what else is around? Dot Property has listings from all over Metro Manila, so play around with your search settings. You might be able to find something a little bigger nearby that is within your budget. The extra time may open up new opportunities to find great homes you wouldn’t have otherwise known about.

2) Educate yourself

You now have extra time to really study the local real estate markets and understand factors that go beyond whether you like a home or not. Once you have a shortlist of homes you’re interested in, do research on various factors that you may not otherwise consider. These include home prices around the property you are looking at, the track record of the developer and what is the demand for real estate is at the neighborhood and city levels.

3) Explore digitally

The good news is that many real estate agents and property developers are hosting virtual showings, offering 3D tours on-demand and providing property seekers with new ways of seeing homes without needing to leave the comfort of your living room. It may not be as good as seeing the real thing, but it can help you get a better idea if a home is for you.

The next steps after your home search at home

We may not know when things will get back to normal, but we do know this situation is temporary. Once it passes, people will be acting quickly to see the properties they scouted. Be sure you stay in contact with the agents and developers representing homes on your shortlist to see when the properties will be available for viewings. Click here to get your search started.