Barb Szabo's Blog: February 2013

Choosing Between Two Homes? Here are a Few Tips!

How do you decide between 2 homes you like?  With so many homes available today, this can truly be a reality for many buyers.

Most buyers will turn to their agent and say "What do you think?"

Of course, no one can decide for them but here are some suggestions.

When you have some uninterrupted time, take pencil to paper (or fingers on the computer) and list the pros and cons of each home. Probably sounds old fashioned but it really can help. If it's a couple buying the home, they may be surprised to find out what the other person is thinking. What is important to one may not be as important to the other. So with this exercise, you may find out more about your priorities and the "right house" may be more obvious.

By the time you are ready to buy a home, most people have settled into a routine. If you have kids you may be spending the majority of your time in the kitchen and family room. Are these rooms really large enough to accommodate our family as it grows? Do we really have enough money to finish the basement?

Sometimes a buyer will be farther from work than they really want to be but because they love the home, they will buy it. That's fine, but again, you really want to be sure that the 40 minute drive to and from work every day is something you really won't mind.

Lastly, what are the maintenance items that we see in our future? Of course, there is the regular wear and tear, but will there be other major updates required down the line? roof? driveway? furnace? windows? These answers should definitely appear on your pro/con list.

Choosing between 2 homes is a good  problem to have even though it may not seem like it!

BARB SZABO

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarb Szabo, CRS • February 27 2013 07:41AM
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