Are you looking for a house that you can turn into your dream home? When inspecting a house, first time home buyers usually concentrate on fixable details rather than non fixable ones. This can be huge trouble when it comes to redesigning the place in accordance with your taste.
When inspecting houses, try to focus on how the space will fit your dream home. Make a list of major and minor changes and compare the properties according to the final costs of repairs. Keep in mind that some of your dream home fixes aren’t necessary. These can always be added later.
KNOW YOUR NEEDS
The starting point is to make a list of things that are necessary for you and your family. Now, make a separate list adding what each member of family wishes to have in the house. The needs cannot be compromised upon; the wishes can always be altered. Keep these lists open as you may want to add to it, following house visits.
MATCH THE FLOOR PLAN
Do you want a master bedroom near your kid’s bedroom so they have an easy access in the event of an emergency? Then do not opt for a house with a master bedroom on a different floor. It is easier to redecorate your bedroom than to settle in a smaller room not meant to be the master room. Similarly, pay attention to other features such as the location of playroom (if any), kitchen layout and bathrooms. Changing these plans will cost a lot more than changing the color of the walls.
CONSIDER THE ‘ADDITIONAL SPACES’
Do not make your decision only factoring inthe kitchen, bedrooms and living area. Survey the laundry room to see if it meets your needs. Check if the storage rooms and spaces are large enough.Your family’s comfort and satisfaction will depend on these areas too.
MANAGE THE RECORDS
Following each visit, note what changes you want or need in the house. Keep a track of your notes. Compare the properties you have visited and rank them according to their suitability for your family.
LIST WHAT DOESN’T WORK
Do you have a problem in your current house that you would not want in your new one? Are there several of these problems? Make a list of what should not present in your next home.
Consider all of these points when investing in a Fort Bend County home or list them for your real estate agent at FortBendConnect.com.