3 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

You’ve considered finding a new home and are very excited about beginning the search! Where do you start? We have the top three things you should consider before buying a home:

Neighborhood: Location is everything. The neighborhood often dictates the size, price, and quality of a home. It also determines if you will being interacting with your neighbors, how far you have to travel for groceries or to reach the interstate, what schools are nearby, and more. When selecting a neighborhood, consider visiting the area first to check on neighborhood amenities and talk to current homeowners.

New vs. Resale:  Do you love home projects and want to find a home that you can improve? Or are you looking for a home that’s designed to your dream specifications? With new construction, your home is designed to your specifications, is more energy efficient, and requires less maintenance. Having very little maintenance is particularly important to today’s homebuyers. New construction homes also include a new home warranty that may cover any maintenance issues that arise.

Smart Investment: When you purchase a home, you’re making a long-term investment. Don’t you want to ensure you get a return on that investment? Consider what the neighborhood you choose will look like in several years and if the resale value of your home will go up. Buying a home in a quality school district can also help raise the resale value of your home.

If you’re ready to begin your home search, we’re here to help! We have homes available in some of the best neighborhoods in Central Virginia and you can discover them here.