Information For An Unexperienced Home Buyer


If you are at that point in life where it's time for you to buy a home then you'll need to start off by knowing just what you want. The better understanding of what you want, what your choices are and the different considerations some bring, the better your odds of buying a house that is everything you had hoped for and more!

New construction homes – There is something romantic about going out, picking your perfect lot and having your home designed to your exact specifications. This is a fantastic way to end up in the home you have always wanted, but you need to make sure you have enough cash flow to roll with any changes that come up along the way that will cost more than the original quote. You will also need to be ready for delays which can happen. However, once your home is finished it will be the one you have always wanted and you can take great pride in that.

  • You have say in the materials, design and features
  • You can change things to fit it in your budget
  • You will be able to make your dream home from the ground up

Fixer upper homes – If you know your way around home maintenance and construction, then you may not shy away from a fixer upper and this can be a good thing. You may be able to get a fantastic price on a fixer upper and save money doing much of the work yourself. You'll be able to pick your own materials which helps you have a lot of say in what the final product ends up looking like. You'll also gain equity in the home as some of those larger improvements are made.

  • You can purchase the home for a fragile of what it would cost fixed-up
  • You can do some of the repairs on your own
  • You can choose the materials and colors yourself

A home that's ready to move right into – If you are simply in the market for a nice no-strings-attached home that you can move right into at the close of escrow, then you'll probably do best by looking for one that's ready to go. This way, you can focus on the simple stuff like unpacking and decorating, while enjoying the nice, new home you just bought.

  • You know exactly what you are getting
  • You can move right in without any preparations
  • Your total cost will be known up-front

The neighborhood – Remember that you will be buying into the neighborhood when you buy a home, so make sure it is also to your liking. If you want as much privacy as possible, then someplace with lots of land and few neighbors may work. If you just want a traditional neighborhood, then you'll have no problem finding ample homes to choose from there as well. If you like something that's closer knit, then you may want a private community where neighbors are close and there are amenities in the neighborhood for everyone to share while getting to know each other. You can even choose a gated community where everyone needs to use a code to enter the neighborhood.


10 November 2017

Choosing The Right House

When I started looking for a new house a few years ago, I realized that I had no idea what I really wanted. I knew that I wanted a place that had been updated recently, but apart from that, I was completely in the dark. After evaluating my budget and considering my options, I decided that it would be a good idea to go around with my real estate agent to help me to find a place. My agent was incredibly helpful, and I was able to narrow down my choices within a few hours. This blog is all about making the ever-important decision of becoming a homeowner.