3 Non-obvious Things To Look Out For When Buying A Home
Even though people do not see home ownership as a definite must nowadays, most of them still consider it quite the important step in a successful career and life. Once you have worked enough, it is expected that you truly settle in. We from H2H Movers have helped many people with moving them to their new home. However, we have also noticed certain issues that many people fail to consider before they move. Let’s check them out!
Issue #1: You Don’t Research The Neighborhood
The job of the real estate agent is to sell you a house. Sadly, a lot of people are either too lazy to do their research, or they just don’t know how to do it. But why is that an issue? Because maybe the price of that awesome big house is too good to be true. Perhaps there is a reason why it is so low, and it might just be the neighborhood.
That is not to say that it has to be dangerous or necessarily bad. However, it may not have reputable schools around or other things that you deem valuable. That is why it is absolutely necessary to research the neighborhood properly, before pulling the trigger. Make a list of all the things you want, put them in order of priority and consider what is worth compromising on, and what isn’t.
Issue #2: You Don’t Think Of The Neighbors
This one can be a bit harder to judge, but it is often a deal breaker for many people. Sometimes the neighbors are just plain horrible and they can ruin the entire experience of even a good neighborhood. This is why a lot of celebrities prefer isolated locations with people who keep to themselves.
If you are particularly concerned about the neighbors, you should definitely come up with creative ways to “scout” the area and get to know the people, before you buy. This shouldn’t be too hard and can definitely save you a lot of headaches.
Issue #3: When Size Actually Matters
People are often willing to compromise on the size of the house if they find a good deal. However, this is one of the things that can cause serious issues down the line. Why? Because you may not need a spare room now, but 10 years down the road, with a couple of kids and a third one on the way… things start to look very different.
It is our advice to not compromise on the size of the home you want. Otherwise you may end up having to spend quite a lot to make it a bit bigger and that may not even be possible. Which gets us back to researching the neighborhood, construction regulations and whatnot.
All these issues can seem minor, but they are not, because you cannot really solve them on your own. You’d have to move again if all of a sudden you figure out that you are not that happy with your home anymore. And that means losing a lot of money on your current purchase!