If you look at even five homes that are listed for sale, you will see that each one is probably very different from the others, and you might like some features from each one. The hardest part of buying a house is finding one that has all the features you want it to have, which is why agents recommend making a list of the features you want or need in a house. As you do this, here are three features that you might really want to include on your list.
A fenced-in backyard
You can typically put up a fence at any house you buy, but fences are costly, and some communities have very strict rules about the types, sizes, and colors of fences you can have. If you really want a fenced-in backyard to keep your kids safer or your dogs restricted, buying a house that already has one up might be a great idea. Buying a house that has a fence will eliminate the need to spend money on the fence, and it will save time and effort. Finding a home like this also eliminates the need to determine what type of fence the community allows, plus you would have the fence there from the day you moved in.
A basement in the house
A second feature that some people decide is a "must-have" is a basement. A basement in a home offers a lot of extra space to use for a lot of different reasons. Some people want this extra space for storage purposes or for a hobby, while others want it for a place for their teens to hangout. Some people also desire basements for extra bedrooms for their large families, and there are a million other reasons too.
Extra building or garage
There are also people who have the need for a house that has an extra garage or building on it. For example, if you routinely buy cars, fix them up, and then sell them, you might need this space to handle this part-time business you have. While you could always build an extra garage at the home you buy, it is way easier to look for a house that already offers this feature.
You do not have to rush through the process of choosing a single family home to buy, and it is actually better to take your time in this to make sure you choose a house that offers what you really want.Share
14 December 2019
Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.