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Buying a house #BooleanLogic 

Buying a house #BooleanLogic 

Buying a house #BooleanLogic 

There is a lovely algorithm that is written about in the book ‘Algorithms to Live By’ that gives a really good way of making sure that you end up in rented accommodation that you will be happy with. Or at least it gives you the best chance of being happy with the accommodation even if it’s isn’t perhaps the ‘best’. When it comes to buying the most expensive thing that you will ever own (in most people’s experience) you should have a list of requirements that you are interested in. Does it have three bedrooms? Does it have a garden? Is there off street parking? Each of these requirements can turn into a Boolean premise that will either be ‘True’ or ‘False’.  

From this point onwards, the premises can be used as inputs into an ‘AND’ gate and if the output is true, you have found your forever home. If the houses that are available currently don’t provide a positive outcome, there is the potential to either wait, or reduce the number of requirements that you have leaving behind the least important. Alternatively, you can throw in some ‘OR’ statements and widen your results in that way. For those things that you are wanting to avoid, a ‘NOT’ statement will make sure that your potential house doesn’t have those things.

When you find yourself in a position where you are looking to buy a house, either first time buyer, or looking for a larger home, best of luck to you, and by luck I mean Boolean logic! 

 

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