You’re out searching for your dream home…. but how do you make sure that once you’ve found what you believe is your dream home that you’ll be a happy homeowner after you’ve bought it? Most everyone is happy the day they close on their new home and move-in… but how do you make sure you stay happy and don’t regret decisions you’ve made about the home and neighborhood?
Tips To Help You Be A Happy Homeowner After You’ve Bought
Here are four tips to help you during your home search to ensure that you’ll be a happy homeowner after you’ve closed on your home:
Make sure you are buying the right size home
. A big percentage of buyers feel they purchased the wrong-sized home after they’ve closed. 42% felt they should have purchased a bigger home.
2. Do your research up-front on the neighborhoods you are considering. You don’t want to find out after you’ve purchased your home that the neighborhood is not quite “your cup of tea.” 25% of buyers found this out too late.
3. Select your lender carefully. The right lender with the right loan products is as important to the purchase of a home as is the right real estate agent. One in five borrowers regretted their choice of lender after purchasing their home.
4. Be prepared financially for the costs of home ownership, especially if you’re a first-time buyer and haven’t been through the planning and budgeting process before.