What Are the Most Important Factors When Buying a Home?

What Are the Most Important Factors When Buying a Home?

Buying a home is a big decision, and it can feel overwhelming. Instead of worrying about every single thing that you want in a home, it can be helpful to focus on the essentials so you can make the best possible choice for you as a homeowner.

Important Factors When Buying a Home: Costs

The first thing to think about is your budget. When you’re buying a house, you need to think about the initial costs, like the closing costs and down payment and your mortgage payments over time. It is also worthwhile to look at utility costs and if there is an HOA that you would need to pay for. All of these costs together make up the cost of your home. Assess your ability to make the upfront and long-term payments for your home so you can make a good choice and find a balance that makes sense for your budget and your needs.

The Neighborhood

It can be easy to fixate on the house itself, but it is also a good idea to think about the neighborhood that a house is in. You should always get to know the area before buying a home. Drive around the neighborhood to get a feel for the area and to see if it has elements that you enjoy. It is also worthwhile to talk to your potential neighbors and see if you are a good fit and if they have any useful information about the neighborhood itself. The more you know about the neighborhood the better you will be able to assess if the house is a good fit for you.

Important Factors When Buying a Home: The Space 

It is also important that you know if the actual space of the house will work for you. Some details can be fixed or changed later, but if the space itself doesn’t work, it probably isn’t a great choice. Think about the square footage of the home and how that footage is used. It is also a good idea to ask yourself if you can see yourself using and living in that space. It is okay if you want to make updates and change things around, but if the space feels wrong to you, it probably won’t be a good fit.

Choosing a house is exciting, and you deserve a space that you love in a neighborhood that you love. Finding a balance between budget and benefits will help you make the most of your home buying experience.

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4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,800
SQFT
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Fort Myers Subdivision
$3,000,000
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BEDS
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TOTAL BATHS
3,522
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6
BEDS
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TOTAL BATHS
6,450
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4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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$1,375,000
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5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,138
SQFT
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$679,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,150
SQFT
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Country Club Estates Subdivision
$1,649,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,970
SQFT
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Riverside Subdivision
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,568
SQFT
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Burtwood Subdivision
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$625,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,596
SQFT
1362 Miracle Ln
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Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
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Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,005
SQFT
1372 Osceola Dr
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Riverside Subdivision
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,851
SQFT
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Mcgregor Estates Subdivision
$495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
1317 Sunbury Dr
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La Chelle Manor Subdivision
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1.84
ACRES
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Coconut Grove Subdivision
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4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,043
SQFT
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$336,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,720
SQFT
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1.1381
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
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Poinciana Park Subdivision
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$339,900
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2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
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SQFT
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Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,672
SQFT
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4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,700
SQFT
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$419,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
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SQFT
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