The factors that go into purchasing a home are as varied and diverse as the people who purchase them. Three items, however are universally important in your decision-making process. Ignore these and you are sure to regret it.
1 -- SACRIFICE ON LOCATION. The home that you fell in love with online may "check all your boxes" for style, comfort and features, but BEWARE. Does the NEIGHBORHOOD reflect your lifestyle? Are the other homes of similar quality? Will you have an unreasonable commute to work from this location? Where will you get a quart of ice cream if you have a craving at 2am?
2 -- BUYING TOO MUCH HOME. Sure, you may Qualify for LARGE home loan, but do those payments align with your overall financial plan? Will you have enough dollars at the end of the month to furnish this house? Pay electric bill? Take a vacation this summer? Purchasing a home is a thrill on its own, but being "house-poor" will quickly become a Big Bummer.
3 -- FAILING TO PLAN FOR 10-YEARS-FROM-NOW. Most homeowners stay in their house for 5-10 years. For young couples, do you plan to have children? Is there room for them here? If you have elderly guests that frequent your home, do you want them to climb stairs to reach the toilet? For the 40+ crowd, you have kids in high school now, but in 10 years you will have an empty nest... and no one to help you clean that enormous house!
A successful real estate experience can be one of the most exciting and rewarding events in your lifetime. The exhilaration of a positive buying or selling transaction can't be beat! However, did you know that moving and relocation ranks third on a list of the most stressful life events? With only divorce and death rated as more stressful, it's no wonder that so many people dread moving. Thankfully, there's no need for you to worry any longer. To help make your total real estate experience-from buying and selling to moving-the best it can be, choose our experienced REALTORS® to effortlessly guide you through the entire process. For more than 23 years in the Greater Phoenix Area, we have helped many people just like you successfully make their new home dreams come true. Having lived and conducted real estate in the Valley, we have seen nearly every transaction, and continued to make every closing smooth, efficient, and stress free. With our attention to detail and specialized knowledge of the Greater Phoenix real estate market, you can rest assured that we will provide you with a wonderful real estate experience every time!