Whether it’s your first purchase or you’re investing in another piece of real estate, buying a property is always exciting. You’ve probably searched through countless real estate listings to find a few properties you’re interested in, and you may even have some open houses to attend in the near future. No matter what stage of the home buying process you’re in, it’s important to know what to look for in a new home. In today’s post, we’ll explain a few things that you should be looking for whenever you’re considering buying a property.
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Tips for Prospective Homeowners
Before you even begin the process of buying a property in Park City, think about your ideal location both now and several years out. While you can never fully anticipate the future, think about what you’re looking for in a property. Are you hoping to live somewhere near our famous ski resorts, or would you like to live further away from the hustle and bustle of the city? After you’ve decided on a general location, look at the specific features of homes in the area. Homes with flights of steep stairs won’t be a great fit for older residents or couples with children. Do you value your privacy? Look to see where your potential neighbors’ windows are located in relation to yours. While you can always purchase privacy blinds or plants to improve your privacy, it’s certainly easier to purchase a home that already accommodates your needs.
Once you’ve chosen a handful of homes that you’re considering, you should think about your ideal interior layout. Picture yourself walking through your new home on a typical day — do you have to go out of your way to get to the kitchen or bedroom? If you’re moving your current furniture into your new home, think about how it will look in your new space. Will your current furnishings look out of place in a new home, and do you have enough space for all of your art and knicknacks? Buying a property is a monumental decision, so don’t let any minor inconveniences or hesitancies go unaddressed.
Home inspections typically come after you’ve made an offer on a home, but that doesn’t make them any less important than the other tips in this post. Even if you’ve tested the light switches, appliances, fixtures, and outlets, having a documented inspection is a crucial component of making a smart and informed purchase. While just about every problem in a home can be fixed, you certainly don’t want to discover that your new home needs thousands of dollars in repairs. Having an inspection performed will help you prepare for any investments that need to be made in your home, and you may even be able to make a more favorable offer in light of the inspection.
Stay tuned for future posts in which we’ll provide you with even more tips for buying a property! The Wilstein Team is Park City’s top resource for buying and selling real estate. Contact us today to learn how we can help you find a home in Park City!