How to find the right home for you! That's the thing, it's for you! So don't settle on something that you do not want!
There are so many factors to think about when you are looking to buy a home. Some of the biggest factors that can not be swayed like location, size, or condition for example are very important in the home buying process.
We all have our “wants” but we have to decide if those will make or break the deal.
Let's cover 3 of the Big ones...
When buying your home you usually have a good idea as to where you want to be whether its close to work, family or maybe schools.
It's important to make sure that when buying a home you are comfortable with your surroundings.
It doesn't hurt to try and meet a few of the neighbors to get a feel for the area and who you might be living next door to you for the next however many years.
I suggest driving around and checking out what is around so that you are aware of the entire area not just your immediate neighbors.
One thing people don't think about is the resale of their home. That's why location is so important. Most people sell and move on within 7 years. You could look at Zillow to see what homes are selling for.
Whether you are looking to downsize or upgrade its importable to feel like you have enough room for you and your family.
Think about how many bathrooms you want. Do you want a half bath for guests or do you not mind sharing your bathroom? How many bedrooms do you need? Is a master bedroom something that you want?
Make sure the house checks off all the must haves, for example, do you want a mudroom, dining room, or formal living room.
Do you want an open floor plan for entertaining. Look around and try to envision your belongings and if you think they would fit?
It might be good practice to write a list! Maybe you wont get all the things that you want, but at least you wont forget something you cant live without!
It's important to hire a home inspector so you know what you what condition the home that you are thinking about buying is in.
You would be surprised what they can find in a new construction homes or a home that looks pristine.
A lot of times it's nothing too crazy but sometimes it could be issues with the foundation or bowing walls or the dreaded mold.
Also remember the other side of it too, that things can be fixed or changed. It just depends how much you are willing to spend on repairs. Don't not buy a house because you don't like the colors on the walls or the color of the carpet, those things are super easy and inexpensive fixes.
Those are just a few of the bigger things to think about when looking to buy a home.
Pay attention to the location, size, and condition because those are things that cannot be changed or could be very costly if not considered prior to your purchase.
What have you overlooked when buying home that you wished to you noticed before you bought a house? Let me know in the comments below!
Here are few areas that you might want to look into if your buying a home. What the costs are and what a home inspector inspects might be important to you!
How much is a Home Inspection
What else do you think is important when finding a home? Let me know in the comments.