Team Virkus’ Top Things to Look for When House Hunting
Article by, Lisa Virkus – Realtor and member of Team Virkus | firstname.lastname@example.org | (248) 672-8837
If you’re thinking about buying a new (or old!) home, my “Top Things to Look for When Buying a Home” can help to get your search off to the right start. While the number of rooms, condition of the kitchen and size of the yard are important, there are other things to consider before you make an offer.
Location, Location, Location – They say the 3 most important things to think about when buying a home are location, location, location. When you go house hunting, consider the home’s proximity to work, the charm of the neighborhood, as well as, access to shopping and schools.
Situation Factors – Beyond location, look at the particular size of the home. If the home is on a hill, does it have a view, a walkout basement, or lots of stairs to climb? Do neighbors’ windows look directly into the home? Is the yard suitable for kids, pets, gardening or other uses?
Check Out the Neighborhood – Be sure the neighborhood meets your expectations. They say you should own the smallest home in the nicest neighborhood you can afford. Drive around on weekdays and weekends. Do the neighbors keep the yards clean and tidy or are there old cars and trash around?
Consider a Home’s Curb Appeal – Your home should reflect your lifestyle. Do you live a laid-back life? Then you might not want a formal Victorian or Tudor style home. A brick home is easier to maintain. Something simpler and more contemporary might be in order.
Size and Floor Plan – You may be thinking about buying your dream home. But is your dream home impractical? Do you really need four bedrooms and four baths? A large home can give you the extra space you’ve always wanted for a home office or crafts or art projects. But you’ll pay higher heating bills and have higher taxes. It will take more furniture to furnish and money to decorate. Think about how the new home space will be used and whether it will fit your lifestyle now and in the future.
On another note…
Are you thinking of buying or selling a home? If so, there is a lot of strategy behind doing it right. Whether you’re looking to sell and need to know what the right price is to sell quickly or looking to buy and want to know what the best neighborhoods are for price appreciation, we’d like to help. Take us up on our offer to provide you our FREE Buying and Selling Home Strategy Evaluation. There is no obligation whatsoever. We just want to help you do it right!