4 Things That Don’t Matter When Choosing Your First Home

If you are a first time home buyer, you may be wondering what you should and shouldn’t be worrying about through out the home buying process. When you finally get settled into your dream home, you’ll probably look back and wonder why you were obsessing over some of the wrong things. Luckily, there’s millions of people who’ve been in your shoes before who can help you avoid those fears and anxiety.

Here’s a list of the top 4 things you shouldn’t be worried about as you are choosing your new home! 

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The Paint On The Walls, Landscaping, & Any Other Easy Fixes

It’s easy to take a peek at homes and see things for how they currently are. While you are house hunting, you have to force your eye to view the potential..not the hideous painting on the wall! 

Get past the fixes in the home that can easily be changed. A room can totally be transformed with a few coats of paint, new lighting, and some simple decorating! You don’t have to be Chip & Joanna Gaines to make those spectacular modern upgrades (although it doesn’t hurt to watch their show for some ideas!)

There are some details in the home that you DO want to pay attention to. Some things are not easily changed or may cost you more money down the road.

Which way is your home facing? Will you like all that extra sunlight coming in? Is your home located next to a school or busy intersection? Will you mind all that extra noise? 

The top three things you may wish you could change but can’t are noise, view and natural light ― although skylights help.

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The Owner’s Ugly Decor

When the seller leaves, they take their stuff with them. We’re all guilty of judging a room by the overall look, decorations included. When you’re touring homes, keep as much of an open mind as possible!

Even if the previous owner has put in some out dated carpeting or wall paper, get a quote of how much it’ll cost to be removed. You don’t want to miss out on a stunning home because you were picky about something so trivial.

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Being Picky About How Your Furniture Will Fit

If you’re an HGTV lover, you’ve probably seen multiple episodes of couples passing up on a magnificent home due to certain furniture not fitting. Maybe you’ve found the PERFECT home, except your favorite couch isn’t going to fit in the living room. Or maybe your dining room table is too huge for the tiny dining space.

Unless the piece of furniture has significant importance to you, sell and replace it. Don’t let this be a factor in whether or not you get a spectacular home!

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It’s Not In Your Ideal Neighborhood

The only qualification you should probably have for your new neighborhood, is making sure you’re located in a good school district. Whether you have kids or not, this is considered a huge deciding factor for many home buyers if you decide to sell your home in the future.

“Even if you don’t have kids, it’s best to move into a neighborhood that’s in a good school district. Not only could the next buyers have a family for whom that matters, but these neighbourhoods tend to hold their value longer even through market fluctuations,”  says Emma Pace, realtor with Zoocasa, “For many people, school is a top priority.”

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Every single first time home buyer has felt those fears and all the ups and downs that come with purchasing your first home. Give yourself those constant reminders that you are not the only one that feels this way and that everything always works out in the end. When you choose the best team, realtors, and companies to work with, they make it their job to have your back and make the home buying process as stress-free as possible.

We hope this article eased any home buying worries you’ve had! Get excited about purchasing your dream home and don’t let unnecessary fears keep you from enjoying that.

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Thanks for reading, until next time!

 


References:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5-things-do-not-matter-buying-first-house_us_5a0364c6e4b0f76b05c303d1?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

Things First Time Home Buyers Shouldn’t Worry About