Buying a new house is a lot more than just an impulse buy based on the appearance of the home. Although it’s important to have a good impression about the home from the start, it’s also important to know that the home you want to buy will be a place you live in, and not just a fashion statement. RE/MAX real estate expert Tom Ullrich, can help you navigate the complexities of choosing your new home.
“Knowing” that the home you are considering is good for you should be based on multiple factors:
- First, you have to make sure you can afford the house, otherwise it doesn’t matter how great it is.
- Next, it’s important to visit it and see it for yourself. Get some information about the square footage, the number of bedrooms, as well as any utilities, amenities and special features it has. Finally, talk about the problems and see whether or not they might bother you while you live there.
- Finally, consider how much more money you have to invest before the house you buy becomes the house of your dreams. Renovation work, roof replacements, paint jobs as well as interior remodeling should all be considered before you make your decision.
Combined with curb appeal, size and the proximity to important places like schools or your workplace, these factors should help you easily decide whether or not you have found the right home to buy.