When buying a new home things can easily get overlooked; here are some important things to keep in mind before you decide to buy:
Ask plenty of questions before buying
- Why is the previous owner moving?
- Are there a lot of repairs to be made? (Remember to get a thorough inspection done before buying)
- How long did the previous owner live there before moving?
- Is it in your budget to buy a new home?
- How old are the appliances in the home?
- Are there any problems with the pluming?
What do you want out of your new home?
- Do want a big or small home?
- Do you want big bedrooms?
- Do you want a large kitchen?
- Do you want a large yard?
Don’t get too lost in the little details
- It’s good for you to know what you want out of your new home, but sometimes home-buyers get too specific with what they want, and end up annoyed when a house doesn’t have what they want. Sometimes your wants must be sacrificed for things you absolutely need.
- Just because the inside of the house has an ugly paint job, or wallpaper doesn’t mean you can’t change it later on.
Look at the neighborhood
- It’s important to look at the neighborhood you may be living in. You don’t want to end up buying a home in a neighborhood you dislike.
- Is your home close to a grocery store?
- Is it close to work?
- Is the neighborhood quiet?
- What is crime like in and around the neighborhood?
- If you have children – is there a school nearby?
Think about the future
- Do you plan on having children?
- How long do plan on living in that spot?
- Do you plan on hosting family/friend gatherings?
- How much space will you need for storage?
A lot can go into buying a new home. Sometimes a buyer can get too lost in the little things and forget some crucial parts of the home-buying experience that could keep you from spending too much in the present and the future. Hopefully the above points will ensure that your home buying experience goes smoothly.