Important Factors When Buying A HomeFriday, January 23rd, 2009
Location of a home is the most important factor when purchasing a home. The location is the one thing that you cannot change later by spending money on it. Prioritize your needs but be flexible. Some things to consider would be school districts, traffic, neighborhood aesthetics, amenities, walking distance to restaurants or supermarkets, how close is it to public transportation, appearance of other houses and yards on the street, and even noise – is the neighborhood noisy.
Another important factor would be the floor plan of the home, since a home’s layout is also difficult to change without major investments of time and money. Think carefully of what you really want and need, for example, some buyers look for a formal dining room when, in fact, they rarely use it. Other detailed personal criteria for buying a home might be number of stories, style, number of bathrooms, basement, or, garage.
Searching for the right home takes time and effort. Knowing what you want in a home, or need to have in a home is a very smart move. Sometimes buyers get swept up in emotions and are not practical when making the most important decision of a life time. For further information on the home buying process, please contact me.