A few new tips when buying your first home

Its easy to get excited about a fun feature in a potential home and overlook that there’s only one bathroom…for five bedrooms! Before visiting a property help yourself to stay focused by making a list of your “Must-Haves” as well as what you’d consider your deal breakers or “”Must-Not-Haves”. Take this list with you and check off everything you see so you can view the home with objectively when you leave.

Learn about the neighborhood. This is especially important if you are making a long term investment. Ask your future neighbors what its like to live there. You can fix up a home but you cant change its neighborhood or location!

If the home is currently occupied, look past the personal items ad see the potential for making it your own. Educate yourself on the current cost of basic renovations so you can factor these into the final cost of the home.