Before making an offer, consider a few things beyond price, style and size. Homebuyers often allow their emotions to take over, and end up forgetting the key factors that make a huge difference in the buying process.
Buying a home is an exciting prospect, but jumping the gun can cause considerable stress and financial strain. Consider these tips before deciding if you’re ready to buy a home:
Visit the home at different times of the day.Windows letting in a lot of light during the day might provide a clear view to someone peeping into them at night. A quiet, residential street might turn into a chaotic mess during morning and evening rush-hours. Even though a nearby school could seem pleasant during the summer, what will it be like during the school year? Don’t forget, even if you don’t have kids, school quality is an important re-sale factor.
Go through recent newspaper archives.
Make sure you have access to information on the things you can’t see. Maybe the water well feeding your neighborhood has extreme levels of contamination, or a power or sewage line may be under construction right in your backyard. Check with the county to find out about upcoming projects that could impact your prospective new home.