Buying a New Home? Don’t Overlook These Key Items

Buying a New Home? Don't Overlook These Key ItemsYou may think that you’ve found your dream home. But before you move full steam ahead and make an offer, there are a few items that are necessary to consider. Otherwise, you could end up with a serious case of buyer’s remorse.

For example, if you’re hoping to remain in the property for a long period of time, and you’re planning to grow your family, be sure that you’re able to add on and / or make the modifications that are necessary so that you can remain there for the long term.

You will also want to spend some time in the neighborhood during both day and nighttime hours. This can help you to determine what is really going on in the area. For instance, communities can drastically change when its residents are home from school and work. With that in mind, be sure that you will be comfortable there round-the-clock.

You should also find out whether or not the homes in the immediate vicinity are allowed to be rented out. If so, you need to ask yourself if you would feel the same about your dream home if there were short-term tenants as your neighbors, and / or nearby homes being listed for rent on websites like AirBnb. This, too, can provide quite a different feel as versus a community of all home owners.

While it may take more time to gather all of the information that you need, it can be well worth it before you make a long-term commitment on a home – especially if you discover that it may not be such a dream after all.

If you’re considering making a move, we can help. We will assist you in narrowing down the best home for your wants and needs in the location that you desire. Give us a call today.

2017-12-18T15:56:00+00:00 By |Advice, Home Buying|

About the Author:

I grew up in the Bowie-Crofton area with my 3 other siblings. As the middle child, I have a natural talent for negotiating! I moved to the Annapolis area for several years after I graduated college, and I currently reside in Arnold with my wife, son, and daughter.