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4 Easy Ways To Prevent Home Buyer's Remorse
By christinagentry-com May 07, 2019

It’s not every day that you buy a home and make decisions that will directly affect the next three, five, or 10 years of your life. Since you can’t exactly take a home on a test drive, how do you determine whether or not you’ve made the right decision?

As someone who house hunts for a living, here’s what I recommend:

1. Know Your Needs

Don’t let your non-negotiables get tossed aside amongst enticing offers of granite countertops and hardwood floors. You can always add a steam shower, but you can’t change the location or add on a basement.

2. Dig Into The Dull Details

Minimize future maintenance costs by finding out what may need to be replaced sooner rather than later. Ask for the age of the roof, siding, and appliances and find out what isn’t covered by homeowners insurance.

3. Seek To Suit Your Lifestyle

Take time to think about where you want to be in a couple of years and whether or not the “home of your dreams” will mesh with that. If you’re expecting kids, focus on school districts and proximity to pools and parks. If cleaning the gutters and mowing the lawn sounds like your worst nightmare, consider searching for a condo or townhouse instead.

4. Remember The Resale

If you can, avoid buying a home worth significantly more than the neighborhood’s average sales price. While it’s totally possible to sell, you’ll find yourself struggling to maintain your higher price in the eyes of buyers, no matter how deserving it may be.

Is there a home that you just can’t stop thinking about? Send me the details – I’d love to schedule a showing for you!

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