We recommend that you make a wish list of everything you would like to have in a new house. Then make a list of everything you don’t like in your current home. These two lists will give you a good idea of where to start, and help you analyze your needs.
Buying a home requires making some compromises. You may not get everything you want, but make sure to get what you need. For example, when buying a home, the neighborhood should be your main consideration. Is the house in a neighborhood that you like and feel safe? Will you have a reasonable commute to work? Does it have a good school system? (Not only is this important if you have children; it will impact the resale value of your home down the road.) Does the area have the amenities that you’re looking for (parks, stores, and library) within a few miles?
Buying a house is a big financial investment and commitment for many years. Before you make an offer, ask yourself if you can afford the house? Be cautious. If you are buying or selling a home and need competent and caring representation, please call me at 816-373-3800 x4373.