Purchasing a home is considered to be a long-term investment.
At SummerHill, we understand the importance of carefully approaching this decision for your family.
A few tips as you navigate buying your new home:
– Evaluate what you can comfortably afford. Talk to a tax advisor or accountant about the potential tax benefits for owning a home. Talk to a lender to get pre-approved for your new home.
– Research cities and counties that appeal to you.
– Â Write up a list of your musts. These are the things you absolutely have to have to move into the home. How many bedrooms? 2 baths? Is it a 2-car garage? Yard? Outdoor space? Indoor laundry? (a given in new homes, but not so much in older condominiums where they may still have coin-operated machines)
– Write up a list of your wants. These are the things that you would love to have, but won’t make or break your living in the home. Â Granite counters? Stainless steel appliances? Media room? Home office?
The good news is that you’ll be able to get many of your musts and wants in a new home.
We’d love to hear from you! Â What is a must for you in your next home? Â How about a want?