Top 10 things to look for when buying a home
Other things to look for when buying a home
After checking out all of the above aspects of the homes you are interested in, and in addition to general home hunting etiquette, it is important to keep a few other things in mind:
First and foremost, buyers need to be realistic about the price of the home they can afford. Even if a property seems like your dream home and ticks the biggest boxes on your list, it should still match the range of what you are approved for.
For many homebuyers, the length of the commute from their new home to their workplace can be an important factor. If you are buying the house with a spouse or partner and both have separate offices to go to, it may be a good idea to have a discussion about where to go.
When you start to narrow down your home search, make sure that the area where a potential home is located is safe, especially if you are moving with children or planning to have children. As part of your research, check local crime rates to make sure you and your family are comfortable in your new home.
Many neighborhoods have things like Facebook groups that you can inspect to get a feel for the area. If you’re serious, spend some time in the area. Go for a walk down the street. Check out local businesses and find out what it’s like to live in the area.
Local public schools
The quality of the public education system in the area where you are looking for properties can say a lot about the overall quality of life in that area. Whether or not you have school-aged children, it helps to explore local public school statistics and take your findings into consideration when making a decision. Especially if you are planning to sell the home, being in a good school district can add value to your home.