Your home is your castle. If you’re shopping for a new home or your first starter home, you have a big decision ahead of you. The home you purchase will have a major impact on your quality of life. Besides deciding the location, the number of bedrooms/bathrooms, and all the rest, you’ll also have to decide whether you want to purchase an older house or a new construction home.
When looking at homes, you should do some research to determine what benefits a particular area might be offered.
When you talk to a new build agent, you want to already have a good idea of prices, lenders, financial incentives, and other factors as well.
Another smart thing to remember is that the signs on signs and billboards are often inaccurate. Unfortunately, the cheapest models will often lack a lot of features. You may find yourself having to pay for a variety of upgrades, such as new paint or installing new counters. Often, basic houses don’t even have a patio or porch. You’ll have to pay separately to have one built.
As you pick tiles, paint, appliances, and more, costs can quickly rise. You may have intended to buy a $200,000 house but could soon be looking at a $250,000 bill.