Have you ever been to a restaurant where the menu is like a novel? Page after page of options, with options on top of options. How do you decide what you want? Buying a home can feel the same way, with the market full of choices and more and more coming each day. Do you want single or 2 story, north or south, hardwood or tile? The choices go on and on and can leave many buyers feeling overwhelmed. So, how do you know what to choose or where to begin? The best way to get started is to find an experienced real estate professional to help you. We can help you navigate the choices and find the home that is just what you have been looking for.
Most home buyers have asked themselves the basic questions…What can I afford my monthly mortgage payment to be? How much money do I have available to put towards my purchase? How much house/square feet do I want? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do I want? How much yard do I need? What part of town do I want to live in?
What any home buyer needs to remember is that your real estate professional is there to ask you the questions you may have not thought to ask. For example, I worked with a couple with 2 very young kids, looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 story home. They sent me links of homes they had seen online and wanted to see in person. I asked them if it was okay for me to scratch off several of the homes on the list in consideration of their family. When they asked what I saw that they did not, I mentioned they probably would not want their bedroom and one of the kid’s bedrooms on separate floors. With two kids under 3 years old, they agreed! When I asked them if they would consider a single level home or even going to a 4 bedroom/2 story, they agreed and that opened up a selection of beautiful homes they never thought to look at. The next feature that was important to them was yard size. I was able to find a home with a good size yard on irrigation, instead of city water, that kept their costs within their budget. Remember, costs like city water vs irrigation, HOA dues and maintenance can have a big impact on your monthly budget. So, to have the best home buying experience, go beyond the basic questions. This step can help you enjoy living “in” your home instead of “for” your home.
Call me and I will be happy to ask you all the questions you never thought to ask, so you can have the home you never dreamed you could. Janelle AndersonCall/Text (208) 971-5678