The decision to buy a first home or a new home is one wrought with stress and insecurity. As a homebuyer, you don’t want to become a homeowner who regrets their choice once the mortgage agreement has been signed and you’ve moved all your belongings in. So, how do you know when you’ve found the one?
It Fits Within Your Budget
Nothing will have a homeowner experiencing buyer’s remorse more than a property they really can’t afford. Before you search, set a budget you know fits your ability, and stick with it.
It Has the Amenities You Desire
Know what amenities are important to you before you search, and be in agreement with your partner so their desires are also met. A home that appeals to both of you may just be the one.
The Location is Perfect
If convenience is important, choose to search neighborhoods close to work and schools. If a need for privacy is important, decide you’re whether or not you want to live in a rural area.
It Passes Inspections
Once you find a house you like, and you’re prepared to make an offer, don’t skimp on inspections. Doing so could come back to haunt you later when you discover you’re in for expensive repairs. Refer to a complete buyer home inspection checklist to make sure you aren’t missing anything.