As a first-time homebuyer, you're probably spending a lot of time daydreaming about your perfect home. While daydreaming may be a great way to pass time, it won't help you make any concrete decisions about buying a house. Here are some tips from our REALTORS® to guide you through the initial steps of buying a home in and around the Beavercreek, Ohio real estate area.
No matter how much you love your furry friend, it's wise not to expect potential homebuyers to share the same affection. It's not because homebuyers dislike animals and, in fact, many of the buyers who visit your showings will have pets of their own. Their real concern is the potential for tough-to-clean odors and hidden damage around the home caused by pets. It's crucial to eliminate odors and repair pet-related damage before you show your home and to continue with cleaning throughout your search for a buyer.
It's easy to fall in love when buying a house. Sometimes the house you want embodies everything you've ever dreamed of, right down to the last knob and pull. But just because you want everything in the house, doesn't mean you're going to get it.
There are a few categories that describe the things you find within a house: furnishings, fixtures, and finishes. Some of these things are a guarantee, you'll get them whether you want them or not, while others are not certain. The best way to navigate furnishings, fixtures, and finishes is to understand what they are, and work with a REALTOR® that can help you find out what stays and what goes to avoid any misunderstandings.
Time is money and a minute saved is a minute earned. So how much is a minute worth to you? No matter where you're thinking about settling down, your daily commute is always worth considering when buying a house. Whether your commute is a major priority depends on what you do for a living, your tolerance for traffic and how much you're willing to pay to shave some time off of your commute. The difference in price for an easier commute can be significant, but so is the time you can save by choosing to buy a home in an optimal location for your daily commute.