Things to Consider When Buying
Buying a home is a momentous and exciting decision.
The reason most people buy a home is the simple desire to own a home of their own. At the same time, homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a residence that they can use, improve and enjoy. What’s different is each individual’s wish list of essentials; from public transportation to the number of bedrooms, we can help you create a comprehensive list and go from there.
Carol can help improve your overall home buying experience and provide the guidance to reduce stress, save time, and make you a savvy, successful consumer.
Carol and her team are ready to make a commitment to help you capitalize on current market opportunities and assist you in making an informed decision. We will help you shop for a home, compare homes, and compile your unique wish list to find the perfect home for you.
What’s Right For You?
This section will help you create a prioritized list of features to narrow your search.
What’s the Right Home For You?
Before deciding which house to buy, consider your lifestyle, current and anticipated housing needs and budget. It’s a good idea to create a prioritized list of features you want in your new home; you’ll quickly discover finding the right house involves striking a balance between your “must-haves” and your “nice-to-haves.”
If you love to cook, you’ll appreciate a well-equipped kitchen. If you’re into gardening, you’ll want a yard. If a home office is a must, you’ll need a room that will provide you adequate work space. Use this list as your search guide.
Next, think about what you might need in the future, and how long you are likely to live in this particular home. If you’re newly married, you might not be concerned with a school district right now, but you could be in a few years. If you have aging parents, you may want to look at homes that offer living arrangements that could accommodate them as well.
Your home’s location is a key factor consider the distance to work, evaluate what matters to you in terms of services, convenience and accessibility, such as shopping, police and fire protection, medical facilities, school and daycare, traffic and parking.
Talk with Carol and her team about where you want to live and what’s most important to you. While buyers frequently use the Internet to gain access to listings or available properties for sale, Carol brings value to the entire home buying process. He or she is available to analyze data, answer questions, share her professional expertise, and handle all the paperwork that is involved in any real estate transaction.
Also consider. Is it a condominium or a co-op? A townhouse or detached single-family home? Do you want brick, stone, stucco, wood, vinyl siding, or something else? Do you prefer a new home or an older one?