There are various factors that affect a home buying decision that it can make you dizzy, especially if you are in a competitive and fast-paced market where time is of the essence. The desire to buy a home may cause you to overlook factors that could take away your enjoyment of the home and make you regret down the road. That’s why when you are weighing your options. Quality of life should always be the number one priority.
Location, Location, Location
Buyers often focus on their "requirements” that can be added through renovation but will not pay attention to factors that are impossible to change. For instance, if you work and spend much of your free time in the heart of a busy city, a home in the suburbs may mean more space for the same price but it could also mean long commutes and a major hit to your lifestyle. A centrally-located condo might be a better option as it seems like a compromise.
On the other hand, if you are a weekend person looking forward to outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and biking, living outside the city may be the perfect choice—you are that much closer to the trails when you wake up on Saturday morning. It’s a cliché, but it’s still stands true—location, location, location.
The Bigger, The Better
If you love entertaining friends and family, a big home makes perfect sense. You will have all the space you need to cook, serve food and throw big parties. Your guests won’t have any trouble finding parking. However, a big home also means more cleaning and maintenance—more lawn to mow, more bathrooms to scrub, and more things that will break and need fixing and more utility bills. Before you decide to purchase an alluring big home, consider your tolerance and enthusiasm for the upkeep. For some, a smaller home or a professionally-maintained condo are better options.
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Fairfax