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    5 of the Most Important Questions to Ask in Real Estate

    Moving is a big deal, so you want to make sure that you do it at the right time and with the right new house. Check out these five tips to know if it’s the right time for you to make the leap and finally buy that dream house you’ve been looking at. 

    Are you ready to move?

    Most of us have gotten distracted and have gone down a rabbit hole searching for houses even when we’re not in the position to actually move. There’s no denying that that can be a fun experience, but it also doesn’t automatically mean that you should buy the first house you fall in love with. Instead, make sure that you check out your current state and THEN let yourself fall in love with a Think about questions like: Is it the right time of year for me to move? Do I have the spare cash to deal with things like moving trucks, house repairs, closing fees, etc.?

    Will this property be a good investment?

    A house is likely one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your life, so you want to make sure that it’s one that will MAKE you money as opposed to losing it. Some questions to consider when asking yourself if it will be a good investment include: Is the area you’re looking in on the rise? Are there any features of this house that make it unsellable? How old is the house, and will that age be too old for most buyers when you might be selling it?

    Can you afford this house?

    We know that hardwood floors, granite countertops, and stonework showers are tempting, but trust us when we say that those things are only worth it if you can afford them. Unless you buy a house that you can actually afford, you’ll find it hard to enjoy all of the wonderful aspects of your home because you’ll have to focus so much on making your monthly payments and keeping the budget in an okay place. Sometimes the perfect house might be worth a little bit of a stretch, but still make sure that you’re making the smart decision over the fun one.

    Are you working with the right agent?

    There are lots of great agents out there, which means that there are a lot of awesome choices for you when you start your home search. Although we obviously hope that you choose one of our agents, at the end of the day, we just want you to have a good house buying experience, so no matter who you choose, make sure that they are trustworthy, honest, easy to talk to, and always seem to advocating for you instead of their own paycheck

    How long will this house serve your needs?

    The house that might seem perfect now might seem too small in a couple of years if you’re anticipating changes like having in-laws move in or having kids. Make sure that you think about where you see yourself in about five years would still fit in the house that you’re looking to buy. While this rule may not always work, it will at least give you the chance to avoid the hassle of moving too soon after purchasing this house.

     

    These tips have been brought to you by Maria Sims Group, a company dedicated to making sure that you’re in the best home for you. If you have any questions about our company or would like to ask about a personalized list of homes that would fit your needs, please reach out. Our homepage can be found at mariasimsgroup.com or you can call us at 404-805-0673.

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