You have a lot of decisions before you when it comes to buying the right house for you and your family. There should be more that goes into the thought process than simply liking the house. You need to take a look at the big picture and know you will be happy in the place you purchase. Here are some of the important questions to ask yourself when you are looking at homes for sale:
Are you happy with the setting?
If you are a true city person, then the chances are good that you may have a difficult time adjusting to living in a rural setting. On the other hand, if you know you are comfortable living in a rural setting, but you haven't had much experience living in the city, then a house in a busy city neighborhood may prove to be dissatisfactory for you. If you think you are ready to make the switch to a different type of living but you're not 100% sure, you may want to rent a place for a few months before buying, so you can try out the area before committing by buying there.
Are you going to be happy with the commute time?
Work, school, meetings, shopping and doctor appointments may be some of the places you will need to get to on a daily basis. Make sure you take a trial run from the property to these places during rush hour, so you know what you are going to be up against should you decide to go through with the purchase of that place.
Are you happy with the look of the area?
You can love the inside of your house, but you also want to love the area around you. You may find a great house in your price range in a run-down area, but will you be happy there? More than likely, you are going to feel much better buying a home in an area you can't wait to take a walk in and enjoy all its beauty.
Are you happy with the neighbors?
If you are looking at the house and you are lucky enough to meet some nice neighbors, then you see some kids your kid's ages playing on what would be your street, you'll probably feel better putting in an offer than if you bump into what appear to be potentially trouble making and loud neighbors.
Are you happy with the land?
Realistically, you can change some of the things you may not like about a house, but you can't change the size of the lot the house is on. You need to put a lot of thought into whether or not the land size will work with you for years to come.
Are you happy with your access to alternate transportation?
If you go out of town a lot of you take a plane or train, then you may not want to move too far from the nearest airport or train depot. Also, if you are planning on having a lot of out of town company coming in via this same type of transportation then the distance from it should still be a concern. Some areas can be hours from the nearest airport and this can be a problem if you need to go to them frequently.Share
10 January 2018
About a year ago, I realized that there were some serious issues with our home. I could tell that we needed to do something to upgrade our residence, so we started looking for a different property. I was able to find a really nice real estate agent who could help, and they worked hard to pair us with the perfect home for our budget and lifestyle. Now I can honestly say that I love my home, and I couldn't have chosen a better one on my own. Check out this blog for great information on improving real estate holdings and finding a better home.