We are working harder and longer these days. Keeping our head to the grindstone right up into our mid to late sixties. However, most of us are still struggling financially and can only dream of a lottery win to give us a little taste of luxury living.
Thankfully though, the internet has made it more possible than ever for us to grab hold of a little bit of the dream, without having to win the lottery or find a cure for cancer. So, how can you enjoy a little luxury on the average joe salary and is it possible to have the ultimate family home on your current salary?
A dream home is different for everyone, but we could all agree that something with a pool, in a gorgeous city by the sea is probably as close as you could get to owning a slice of heaven. The gorgeous Sky Five Properties Bay Point are a pretty good example and they come with a rather eye popping price tag. So, how can you afford to experience this in your life? There are only two ways the Average Joe is going to be able to enjoy a home like this. Either make it, or fake it.
Buying up a plot of land and building your own grand design is a far cheaper way of having your dream home than buying one that has been built by someone else. Of course you don’t have all the hard work to do in the middle! You can go to the bank and get a loan borrowed off the future value of your finished home. It is much the same process as buying a complete home but with a few differences. Ok, so you are going to have to spend a fair bit of time building and you might end up having to project manage it too, but this could be one way of having the ultimate home for an affordable amount. Keep your eyes peeled for local auctions but make sure you are buying a plot with planning allowed. Or you could end up with a few acres of land, no lovely house! Get some tips from real estate pros too.
If you can’t do that then faking it is the next option. With clever landscape gardening you can turn an inexpensive above ground pool into a deck level pool that looks incredible. Create the illusion of luxury using LED lighting and lush green plants. Ok, so you might not have the right street name, but you are going to have a gorgeous pool you can lose yourself by! Step up your interior design and use shops like IKEA to give you affordable style.
Creating a dream life doesn’t mean you have to be a millionaire it just means you need to think a little outside the box and work towards building your own little empire. Buying the worst house on the best street or moving away from the fashionable areas to build the ultimate modern retreat somewhere else. It is possible to have it all. Or, at least it is possible to fake it all!