Why is it smart to size up the schools before your first home?
When you buy a home, you also buy into the area schools. So, wether you have children or not, be sure to keep your home’s resale value in mind. Families will often spend thousands of dollars more for a home located in a better school district.
Is it better to buy a new home area or a previously owned home?
Once you’ve started to look for your first home, you need to decide whether to look at homes under construction, or for resales in established neighborhoods. Here are some pros and cons for either type of home.
Existing Resale Homes
What should we look for in choosing a quality school?
Along with test scores and statistics you should consider these good-school indicators:
When and how do you determine the differences between schools?
We advise parents to research area schools early in the home search process – with our assistance in getting answers to their questions.
Here are questions prospective homeowners should ask:
What’s the school budget for…
What programs exist for…
How does the school measure up in…
We can help you get answers to questions about schools in your new area. Click on “Ask Your Own Questions” or call or e-mail us to find out more.
What are some advantages of buying a used home?
Although many first time buyers prefer to buy new homes, the vast majority actually prefer resales. According to the National Association of Realtors, 72% of homes sold are resales.
In fact resales offer some of the best values in the market today. The news gets better when you see the wonderfully diverse resale selection of appealing styles and sizes in many locations and price ranges. Plus, when you are ready to sell your “old” home, you’ve got what most buyers are looking for.
Here are some of the advantages that make “old” homes so popular:
We would be happy to assist you with your home-hunting needs. Call or e-mail for more information or click on “Ask Your Own Questions.”
What advice would you give to help me decide between my two favorite properties?
Buying your first home is certainly exciting – and you want to make sure you made the best choice. Here are a few tips tp help you make your tough decision easier:
Is there more you would like to know about that final home-buying decision? Simply click on “Ask Your Own Questions” or contact us for answers specific to your situation.
What clues should I look for in checking out a neighborhood?
As you hunt for your first home, you will probably look at several homes in your price range. Often, in that case, other community elements can help you decide which property is best for you. For example, compare:
What do real estate agents mean when they say the three most important factors in selecting a home are “location, location, location”?
You’re excited about buying your first home, but before you seal the deal, carefully check the location to be sure this is the home you want to buy.
Do you have home questions about a specific location? We can help. Call or e-mail us now, or click on “Ask Your Own Questions.”
Beyond the house itself, what should I look for in the property?
Once you’ve found the right home, take a good look at the land it’s built on before you buy. Check for:
You may have to do a little research to answer some of these questions, and may want to make any contract contingent upon your being satisfied with the results.