Everybody has different priorities while buying a home. The whole process of buying a home is complicated, takes time, and it is easy to go off the track.
If you have noted these priorities, it helps guide you through the process without forgetting any significant aspects that may be important to you and your family.
Your REALTOR will also be keen to know your priorities. When you are clear about the features that matter the most to you it will help you eliminate the homes that do not work for you and only compare those that do. Here are the things to consider while buying a new home.
All prospective home buyers are looking for a location that permits easy access to the places that they visit all the time such as school, work, recreation, shopping, friends, family, and places of worship, etc.
You also need to look for easy access to the main roads and check out the flow of traffic. Checking out these things before buying a house will help you save the hassle while getting out of the neighborhood onto the main roads and save the long commute.
Where the home is situated within a neighborhood is significant to several people. Many people prefer homes close to entry while others prefer to stay away from traffic. Some people will look for a home near the pool, park, or recreational areas. You must talk to your REALTOR about your preferences and if they will mean higher pricing.
Size Of Lot
A lot of people give little thought to the size of the lot the house is sitting on.
The size of the lot within a neighborhood may be similar. When you visit the site and look for what is available, you will realize whether your preferences are met regarding large or small, interior, or corner, etc.
Some of the plots are rectangular, while others are oddly shaped. Other important things that may matter to you include how you will use lawns, length of the driveway, and level of privacy, etc. Sometimes it may not be clear where one plot ends and the other begins.
You will have to check with your REALTOR about this. Many times there are two lots included in the property. You may think about adding an extra garage or workshop in this case or build another house and sell it.
Ease Of Maintenance
Unless you are undertaking new construction, you will usually get a big list of possible maintenance items such as siding installation.
As you are looking at the home in all probability you are making a mental or written list of things you will have to fix. These things will include small or big repairs, additions, or replacements that can make the property a home. More often than not you will need the help of siding contractors who will make these improvements possible for you at an affordable cost.
Some of the items on the list can be merely cosmetic while others may take a lot of effort, time, and money to complete. Ensure that you are writing them down because it has to be a reasonable list otherwise it will disrupt your family life or place a financial crunch on your family.
Number Of Bedrooms
Every family has some idea about the number of bedrooms they would like in their house.
Most people will need at least two and if there are children in the family this number will rise. Some families want the children to share their bedrooms while others prefer to have separate bedrooms for every child to accommodate different study habits and bedtimes.
When you are likely to have visitors regularly for a while it is great to have bedrooms as guest rooms. This additional bedroom can also act as a den, office, children’s playroom, or exercise room. Several hobbies need space and a storage area for supplies.
The additional bedroom can take care of this need as well. Consider your lifestyle and what will enhance it.
Condition Of The House
You must stay true to the priorities while looking for the right house for yourself and your family.
Things such as plot size, location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and kitchen are as significant as your enjoyment potential of the home.
You will also have to take into account the age and condition of the house and the appliances within it to decide the money and effort required to maintain it over time.
This post is a guest contribution. Joseph Canmore is an interior designer for GVD Renovations. Besides his daily job, Joseph has an interest in writing as a hobby. Since working as an interior designer opens the door to many experiences, he likes to share them virtually with different audiences. Therefore, his writings are always a good way to inform others and share delightful tips.