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When buying a new house, it’s easy to get distracted by size and think that bigger is better. However, depending on your situation, the opposite may be true.
So how can you determine if your new home is too small, too big, or “just right?” You’ll want to consider these elements.
What’s Your Long-Term Goal? How many years do you see yourself in this house? Is this the place where you want to raise your kids and retire? If not, then size shouldn’t be as crucial as you think. Consider the fact that you will likely move again, which means that you can upgrade in the future if necessary.
What’s Your Financial Limit? For the most part, you don’t want more home than you can truly afford. While you may be getting that promotion in a couple of months, you can’t buy now expecting to have more money in the bank later. Overextending your financial reach is always a bad move, so it’s best to avoid putting yourself (or your family) in that position.
How Many People are Living Here? In a perfect world, everyone would be able to have their own bedrooms, but when you have kids, that’s not always possible. When thinking about this situation, consider how imperative it is to have sufficient space for everyone, and what it will do to your budget.
Overall, buying a home should be about your current needs and how you plan to grow into space in the future. Don’t buy big for the sake of showing off – in the end, you’ll probably regret it.
As someone born and raised in Alabama, I’m definitely biased when it comes to my opinion on where someone should put down roots. I’m proud to say I’m from a small town and that I’ve lived in or near every large city in the state in my adult life; I love every different area and the diverse characteristics of each one.
Not only do I believe this is the perfect place to live because of its Southern charm and incredible natural beauty, but I’m also excited to share with you a reason that makes total economic sense for your investing in property in my beautiful state. Particularly in Baldwin County, of course.
DID YOU KNOW?
Alabama has one of the lowest property tax rates in the United States. In fact, Baldwin County’s tax rate is on the lower end of the average in Alabama!
Don’t only take my word for it – check this link and see how affordable living in Baldwin County truly is.
When you’re finished, shoot me a text, call or message, and let’s find your own piece of “Alabama the Beautiful!”
Fall is in full swing and you may be thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell and need to wait till Spring. But let me tell you, that is far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home in the fall, and you don’t want to miss them! They are ready to make a move today!
Selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That’s a misconception that home owners have based on untrue data that floats around. With me as your REALTOR® and your home being marketed and priced correctly, you can get a great deal selling your home during the fall season. And might actually prefer it.
Below are the top 3 benefits to listing during the fall season.
1. Serious Buyers – Let’s be honest, if buyers are out during the busy season, looking for homes, they are serious and ready to buy. Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are excited by the season, and fall into the “trend” of house hunting. These people end up not really being serious about the process, and tend to hold off for another time.
If people are investing time to look during the fall season,
they are more likely to be interested in actually
buying your home, instead of touring it.
2. Less Competition – Selling in the fall isn’t something many families can accomplish due to personal schedules. That’s why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. Which means that summer time brings in a lot of competition. Selling in the fall means the potential house next door that has slightly more perks that may have been listed during the summer, doesn’t make your home sit stagnant, since everyone wanted your neighbor’s house. It also doesn’t devalue your home because of the house that could go up next door that could be under-priced in your neighborhood, and draw all of the attention.
With a slower season you get dedicated attention to your
property, which increases the chance of a sale.
3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home – Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the selling process, but you can also benefit on the buying side. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers on their dream homes because they go off the market instantly. This will give you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into. A much calmer pace to the transaction will make the process less stressful and everyone involved happier.
If you want a far more peaceful transaction that has a
calmer pace, then selling during the fall is perfect for you.
Call or Text me at 251.463.9101 and I’ll get to work for you today!
If you haven’t bought a home yet, you’re missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the floor, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, “Finally, it’s ours (or mine)!” And the joy of looking at all of your boxes, getting to roll your eyes about why you buy so much stuff, then giving yourself a moment to take a nap because you worked hard to get here and earned it! Yes that’s a real feeling!
We often hear and read about the cost effectiveness of home ownership. The equity build-up, the freedom it can give us from finances in our retirement years, and a plethora of other ways owning a home can be a positive impact on your bottom dollar. But we don’t often hear about the emotional impact owning a home can have. Yes there will be days the fridge is acting silly and you need to call your home warranty, or days you have to get outside to mow your own lawn, but nothing beats the pride and joy of owning a home.
There is a sense of security and a sense of “this is mine and I worked my way up to this moment” that provide moments of bliss. The ability to do with your home as you please, not pay a pretty penny for every member of your fur family, and the privacy it provides can’t be beat.
Home ownership also gives you the ability to put down some roots. And we mean that figuratively and literally. You get to build memories through the holidays and go through many milestones with your family that leave a significant impact into the later years. You also get to build bonds with your neighbors and grow in a community oriented neighborhood. With rentals people come and go annually, but there are deeper roots planted with building relationships with those living next to you. Potlucks, 4th of July and New Year’s Eve spent lighting fireworks, and just the excitement of getting to know each other and build new relationships.
Buying a home isn’t about the dollars and cents for everyone; sometimes it’s just about the joy of owning your own place and getting to build amazing memories in it. If you’ve been longing for this, get in touch with me today and let’s make it happen. You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true!
Text or call me at 251.463.9101 and let’s get to work!