Looking for a new home?
4 Things To Look For In A New Home...
Manageable Monthly Expenses:
If you’ve been renting all your adult life, you’ll be surprised by how much owning a home actually costs. Make sure your final choice truly fits your budget comfortably.
Maintenance costs are the great unknown in homeownership, the older the house, the more it will cost to keep running. Here you have two options: be ready to learn handy household skills, or buy a newer home that is lower maintenance!
Room To Grow:
Use that purchase power to buy space, which is much more important than fancy finishes. You can always upgrade a drab kitchen and knock out a wall to create an open floor plan. But adding more square footage by popping the roof or pushing out an exterior wall is extremely expensive and a major hassle.
Change is hard, and moving is particularly stressful. So don’t pick a starter home that will drop you into a totally unfamiliar lifestyle and location far away from the people and activities you love.