4 – If you are going to change neighbourhoods, it is essential that you know the potential neighbourhoods where you are looking for a house. Go around there in your spare time to find out which streets are your favourite. If you are a foreigner and do not live in the country, it is very important that you come with time to spare. At least 45 days. If you can’t do it for such a long period, count on 3 or 4 trips. And include that in the budget.
5 – If you are going to use credit, consult your bank before any visit. It is a waste of time for you and for those who are showing the house. In addition to being counterproductive, if you are seeing houses of a higher value than you can afford, it will be very frustrating to start over from scratch in a lower “range”.
Note: running online simulations does not count. You really have to take a few hours and consult your bank.. If you are a foreigner, ALWAYS start by going to the bank.