Tips for Finding a Home that Fits You

Finding your next home sweet home is a daunting task. So, take these tips with you when you’re searching for your next destination in life.

MAKE SURE IT’S A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE

No one wants to live in a crime-ridden part of town. But, looks can often be deceiving. Ask around and do some research before you settle on a place.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

A rural home is a great fit for those who like to drive or just want away from the city. Although, if you work in the city, filling up the gas tank can get pricey fast. Also, if you have kids, you’re going to want to check which school zone you would be in, because the quality of a child’s education is extremely important.

FIND A PLACE THAT FEELS LIKE HOME

When you go enter the house, are you put at ease? Are you excited? Does it feel like a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle life brings? If not, it may be time to consider other options.

LOOK FOR EARLY SIGNS OF DEPRECIATION

Property values can go down in a hurry after you purchase or rent your new home, depending on several factors like location and the condition of the home. What’s being built around the home? The market price for a home near a sewage plant is likely going to draw less interest than a similar home in a subdivision. Have you checked the property for signs of damage? Realtors tend to think more about dollar signs than whether or not you get a quality home. It’s not a bad idea to have it inspected beforehand.

BUY SOMETHING THAT FITS YOUR NEEDS

Try to find a place with enough space for your stuff, unless you’re planning on downsizing. Envision where your furniture might go. Do you need a garage? Some people don’t feel like it’s a necessity, but others do. Find a home that works for you.

PICK A PLACE THAT SUITS YOUR LIFESTYLE

A mountaintop home with a gorgeous view sounds wonderful. However, if your schedule doesn’t allow you to be home to enjoy that view, is it really worth it? Pick a place that matches your lifestyle. If you’re an ‘in and out’ type, a smaller home that’s closer to work could be a better option.

THINK MAINTENANCE

A lot of people dream about owning a house with an in-ground pool or vaulted ceilings. But, it can be costly to maintain those features. Think twice about getting a home with eye-catching amenities, because it could hurt your wallet.

When you do move, we would love to be the ones you call. Good Guys would be happy to take on your move. So feel free to reach out to us anytime with questions or concerns.

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