Real Estate Tips From a New Homeowner

Considerations When Comparing Homes

If you are shopping for a home and you find a couple of them that you are torn between, then you may want to know what to look for that can tip the scales and make your decision easier. You can learn about some of the extra things to consider in this article, making it easier for you to decide on which house will be better for your family.

One seller will go down more in price: Try asking the real estate agent which of the sellers they feel will be more likely to go down in price the most. They can have a pretty good idea of which one will more than likely go lower by looking at some of the information in the file, such as how long the house has been on the market, etc.

One property has more land than the other: It can be a good idea to go with the property that has more land. While houses age and things go wrong with them that can cause them to depreciate in value, land is something that is always a positive. Not only will you be helping yourself to have a place that may be easier to sell for more in the future, but you can also do things with that land like add a pool, add a large garden, plant fruit trees and more.

One property is in a nicer neighborhood: When you buy a home you also buy into the neighborhood it is located in. Therefore, you want to try to buy a place in the nicest area possible. Not only will you feel more comfortable and safer there, but it can also make it easier for you to sell the place in the future if you should decide to do so.

One property is set up more for your family: If you are stuck between two places, then you may want to go with the one that you find to be better set up for your family. For example, if you have pets and one is fenced, this can be good. If you love to cook and one has a larger and nicer kitchen, then this may be the selling point. If the region gets very cold and one has a fireplace and has recently been winterized, then this may be what sways you toward that house rather than going with the other one.

Contact a professional like Steve Cohn - Keller Williams Realty - Petaluma for more information.

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Real Estate Tips from a New Homeowner

While some people "wing it" when purchasing their first home, I went about the process differently. I put a lot of research into home market trends before even deciding where I would like my new home to be located and learned about all of the steps of the buying process. Once I was ready to start looking at homes, I hired a real estate agent who was very impressed with all the knowledge I had accumulated about the home-buying process before I even owned my first home! I love learning, so I actually greatly enjoyed learning all about real estate, and I am still keeping on top of the latest real estate news and trends since I know they will come in handy when I decide to upgrade into a larger home in the future. I decided to help others by sharing what I have learned on a blog!


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