5 tips to become independent and take the next step

if you are already at that age (or already feel the call) to leave your parents' home and find your own space on a capital smart city map, first: we congratulate you, well done !; second, if you feel worried, nervous or afraid we tell you that it is very natural but you are not alone.

Thinking about how difficult and significant this process is, we have thought of some tips that will greatly facilitate your search work; Trust us, you will be fine!

Live near your work

It seems that it is self-explanatory and perhaps, in fact, it is so but let's break this topic down a bit. Why live nearby? It will help you save a lot of money a month on transport (here it is worth seeing if there are bike lanes nearby, if the walking distance is optimal or public transport routes).

With that extra money saved you can invest in your next vacation, in furnishing your new place or, going out to see the surroundings of your new destination, sounds good, right?

Do not spend more than 30% of your salary on rent

You can win the excitement of a nice place with a spectacular view and many amenities, but have you already thought about maintenance, service costs, your full cupboard or daily transportation? Maybe not.

The best thing is that you divide your salary in such a way that the rent is paid with that 30% and you can comfortably subsist with the rest, easy, right?

Define your need

According to Buypropertythe option of living alone is what most attracts you but you must consider that the payments can consume a good part of your salary, so live accompanied ?. It is a good option to consider.

You can find more than just a roomie, he can become one of your best friends and support during this new stage of your life. It will help you with the expenses and cleaning of the place, it will keep you company and it will take care of you if you get sick.

Size does matter

A residence worthy of a Forbes magnate is a dream that any of us have, there is no reason to deny it. However, getting such a large property comes with stratospheric costs.

Furnishing, appliances, maintenance or cleaning, have you thought about that? A small but well-located place can be a great remedy: a loft or a studio. Consider if you already have furniture if they fit in this new home and above all, how much time you will spend here (this is essential to save money).

Most important: save

This is the key to success. By saving you can get a better place, furnish and decorate your space, go on vacation or visit many places. Also, if you get sick or have an unforeseen situation you will have to get ahead without depending on your parents

Do not worry, go out and meet or research all the prospects you have in mind to live and be very successful. Remember that you can download our guide on everything you should consider when visiting a depa or a house here.