Distinguishing what you need to what you want when buying a home can be hard. We understand. Putting the minimal things aside such as the seller’s clutter and paint choices here are three things to pay attention to when buying your next home.
The amount of light that enters a home is a lot more important than you may realize. The light makes a home look better and you feel better. Remodelling a home with limited windows can be pricey afterward.
The Parking Situation
Believe it or not but the driveway of a home impacts your life more than you give it credit for. If you live in the city, not having a driveway can lead to hours a week trying to finding parking elsewhere. A home with a small driveway will make it difficult to squeeze in multiple cars, and a home with a long driveway is prone to snow drifts in winter months. Find out what scenario best fits your needs and factor that into your home buying decision.
One of the first things to look for when evaluating a neighborhood is the local school district. Everyone wants to have the best education for their kids, but even if you don’t have kids, a better school district equals a better resale value. Additionally, you also want to like the area you live in. Hang around the local coffee shops and take a stroll down the neighborhood’s sidewalk to get a feel for the neighborhood and see if it fits an area you would enjoy living in.