It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
It can be exciting searching for a new home! You should be taking your time in your research and preparation when looking for the perfect nest to settle in. Investing in a new home is a huge step and making sure its the perfect one for your family and your budget is all it comes down to. Check out these five important things you might want to consider when touring potential homes.
Location is hands down the most key part of deciding whether a home is for you or not. You can always change a home’s exterior and interior, but you cannot change its location. When scoping out the location of a potential home, consider its proximity from your work, shopping, schools, freeways, etc.
You might want to get a feel of the home’s value in regards to what lies beneath. A home might be displayed beautifully during a house tour, but if its plumbing or electrical system isn’t up to par, you will have to spend more to get it up and running. Nothing is worse than a Las Vegas home with a broken central air system when it’s 120 degrees out. Don’t be afraid to check bathrooms sinks and kitchens for any leaks, foundation cracks, or even worse, mold.
Considering you’ll be residing in this potential home, you might want to scope out the neighborhood as well. Although, this one might as well be categorized under #1, observing its surrounding neighborhoods might be a good idea to dig into further regarding crime, noise, and the homes of neighbors. You want to be able to feel safe and content in the neighborhood you live in.
Making sure your home fits your needs is just as important as location. Think about how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need, the overall look of the home, and how the home can fit to your lifestyle. Does the floorplan meet your criteria? Is there enough storage space? Will the kitchen need to be renovated to fit your needs? Take a step back, take in the home’s vibes, and go with your heart.
If you’re looking for particular features in a home, you might want to decide on this before house touring to save you the time. Although you can pay extra to have a pool built in or a yard extension, don’t settle for less. If you’re already investing in a home, there’s always room for bonuses to make you fall in love with it more.