Looking for a home can be exciting, exhausting and a bit scary at the same time, especially if you are a first-time buyer. The final goal is to find a home that you love at a price range within your budget. But as Adam Hochfelder, the Managing Director @Merchants Hospitality, unfortunately, many people make mistakes, and mainly those that are buying for the first time in their life. Because buying a home is often one of the biggest purchases a person will ever make, homebuyers need someone with knowledge and experience that can advise them and make sure they are making a smart investment. Below are some of the most common errors, with Hochfelder’s advice on how to avoid making them. Hopefully, this information will make home – buying easier.
No property can be or is one hundred percent perfect, but while looking for your ideal property you should definitely follow your list of things that a real estate must or should not have, and be realistic in setting priorities with the required properties. Namely, if it’s important to have school or kindergarten near your house or apartment, then Adam Hochfelder says you should definitely make that a priority, and eliminate all properties that do not meet this criterion. But having a kitchen with granite countertops cannot be in the same range of priorities because giving equal value to all wishes on your list will make you miss a number of other properties that have many benefits, although for example don’t have the desired granite countertops. Therefore, when searching for a real estate property, your list should include the things that are required and those that would be nice to have. Under “mandatory” or required things we most commonly include location, price, size, number of rooms, closeness to public transportation, kindergarten or school, distance from work.
First – time property buyers often put aside the characteristics and peculiarities of the neighborhood in which they are planning to move. But as Adam Hochfelder further ads, you are not only buying a property in a certain neighborhood, but also a life in it. Therefore, it is extremely important that you make sure that part of the town suits your lifestyle and all of your daily needs. It is also useful to inquire some information about the neighbors, whether they’re mostly younger or older whether there are children in the neighborhood, how is traffic in this part of the town, is it a noisy or a quiet neighborhood. Try to find out as much information as you can about the place in which you’re planning to move before you decide to buy the real estate property because all of these things will directly affect your life.