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Choose your house well: location and budget

Choosing a house is one of the most arduous and complicated that exist. Not only because of the number of important factors involved, but because of the implication that one decision or another will entail in our lives.

With this series of posts I will try to respond to doubts and concerns that will stalk us during the process. I will explain the main elements to consider and how these will affect us once we are installed in our new home.

To start, the two basic questions: Where do I want to live? Y How much can I spend? Both are very related, but in a much more complex way than it may seem at first.

The first decision to make is where do you want to live, but I am not referring to a specific place, but to what kind of space, whether urban or rural, we are going to locate our new residence. Let's see what options there are and how they are closely linked at the cost of the house and life.

At urban space We can find, in addition to the historic center, the expansion, residential neighborhoods and peri-urban space, which includes both residential developments and dormitory cities. As regards the rural space, can be roughly divided between living in a village or in an isolated village.

After this brief approach, it is interesting to analyze how this decision affects the economic aspect.

As a general rule, the housing prices It descends in a non-linear way as we move away from the city center, becoming more expensive in the areas of villas and in the centers of the urban satellite centers. Although this can be affected by a multitude of factors such as proximity to the sea or a degraded historic center, it serves to give us the idea that the farther, the cheaper, although at a certain point the price does not decrease significantly.

One aspect to take into account are the costs incurred, that is, how much it will cost me to live in a certain place. The point that has more influence is the transport, the further we are from our work centers and entertainment venues, the more we will spend, in time and money.

It's something that we should not take lightlyWell, what we save on the one hand can be expensive on the other. Maintaining a vehicle or two implies a multitude of expenses; gasoline, repairs, insurance and let's not forget the fact that you also have to buy it. If we save them or reduce them, we can dedicate those amounts to pay a mortgage higher.

So, it is important to find the Balance between a distance that makes housing affordable and one that does not condition our mobility.

In the next post I will go into detail with the advantages and disadvantages of each of the different areas and later I will try to cover aspects such as distribution, style, orientation and ventilation.

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