Location, location, location! There are many things you can change about a home, but this isn’t typically one of them. There are no “perfect homes”, every home has its quirks. Find out what is most important to you and what are areas you are willing to compromise on.
Be ready to move quickly when you find what you want. Losing the opportunity to move on your dream home can be heartbreaking.
Pay attention to floor plans, would a particular layout work for better for your lifestyle?
Always do a home inspection. It will save you in the long run.
Vacant homes may appear bigger than they are. Use your phone to take photos, notes or videos of the properties to review later. Property details can blur together after several home viewings.
Many homes on the market are still occupied. Don’t let the current decor or paint choices sway you if the home meets all of your criteria.
Things to consider:
Along with the home itself, your surroundings are also important for your quality of life. Here’s a checklist to consider.
Drive the neighborhood
Does it look like a place you’d like to live?
Is it near amenities you would prefer to be close to?
How is the commute?
What is it like at night?
School zones and quality
What is the average school performance and test performance?
How much is the school district spending per student?
What is the school size and teacher-student ratio?
What is the college bound average?
How does the school rank amongst other nearby schools?
Do the research
What is the crime rate compared to other areas?
Are there amenities you’d like to be nearby such as universities, stores or entertainment?
Consider the future property value on the surrounding homes.
Precision Home Group is based in Anchorage, and provides real estate services to Southcentral Alaska. We will keep you informed on current trends and market dynamics to help you make the best informed decision. If you are interested in purchasing a home, get in touch with our experienced real estate agents! Our team of experts will negotiate great deals for your home and help you navigate the buying or selling process every step of the way. If you are looking to get into a property that makes sense, or need help analyzing a potential property, reach out at 907-302-1011 or email at email@example.com.
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