What You Can Do to Expand Your Search for a Home

What You Can Do to Expand Your Search for a Home

Buying a home is never an easy task, homes are expensive, require a lot of research, and the process of securing a home loan, putting in an offer, and making it through the subsequent inspections is a time consuming and stressful endeavor. But to make things worse, the supply of houses on the market has shrunk considerably recently, leading to increased competition amongst homebuyers for the limited supply of houses. In this case, the only option can sometimes be to expand your search. Here are a few things you can widen your net of potential homes.

What You Can Do to Expand Your Search for a Home:
Look Outside the City

The first thing that you can do to expand your search for a home is to consider looking at homes outside of the city. While you may feel that living in the heart of your city is the only place you would want to live, the reality is that homes in the city are more expensive, in less supply, and give you less house for the price. Nerdwallet reminds us that by expanding your search to include homes outside of the city, you are widening your net significantly, and increase your chances of getting a nicer, larger home for cheaper.

Consider a Smaller Home

If you are sure that being in the city is the right move for you, then your next option to expand your home search is to consider a smaller home. Having a large home is a dream for many homeowners, but perhaps it is a dream that can wait until your next home purchase. Smaller homes are great for young people who need more freedom and flexibility. A smaller home is a great lifestyle choice if you travel a lot, according to SmartStop Self Storage. If homeownership is something you want to pursue, looking at smaller homes can be a great way to find more homes within your budget.

What You Can Do to Expand Your Search for a Home:
Include Fixer Uppers in Your Search

The final method that you can employ to expand your home search is to include fixer uppers in your search. Perhaps you want a move-in ready home at purchase, but if you are struggling to find these homes in your search, including fixer uppers can make home buying a much more realistic option. By saving money on the purchase price of the home and using that money to renovate the home how you see fit, you can both save money, and customize the home to your needs.

Searching for a home is always a struggle. And with the current limited supply of houses on the market, it has only gotten more difficult to find a home for you. Utilize these three tips to help expand your home search and find a home that you will love.

Check out this article on how to increase your chances of getting a mortgage!

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$5,600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,000
SQFT
3336 West Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$1,795,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.4175
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
3508 Stuart Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33901
York Manor Subdivision
$5,800,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.3945
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1215 & 1233 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
$15,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
10,033
SQFT
1240 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Palm Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$890,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,467
SQFT
1249 Osceola Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
$750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,173
SQFT
1250 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
$2,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,138
SQFT
1209 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$1,595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,848
SQFT
1266 Gasparilla Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
York Manor Subdivision
Price Change - 16 hours ago
$620,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,503
SQFT
1362 Braman Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,684
SQFT
3232 Mcgregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,377,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,589
SQFT
1344 Shadow Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Country Club Estates Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,542
SQFT
1377 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Palm Gardens Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
1250 Sunbury Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
La Chelle Manor Subdivision
$6,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,719
SQFT
2844 Valencia Way
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Lynns Add Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,829
SQFT
1388 Shadow Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Country Club Estates Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,784
SQFT
1414 Alhambra Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$5,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,093
SQFT
3914 W Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
Price Change - 4 days ago
$1,385,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,848
SQFT
1434 Alhambra Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Palm Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,470
SQFT
3954 W Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Seminole Estates Subdivision

 

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