Purchasing a home in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle comes with many responsibilites— upkeep like landscaping and repairs, your new monthly mortgage payment and making sure you are covered by homeowner's insurance, to name a few. While it is an exciting experience, it can also be an overwhelming one if you are not fully prepared at the time of the sale.
Buyer's remorse does exist among homebuyers, but more often than not, it is felt over home features or choices that could have easily been avoided. Below are three tips to help you bypass any feelings of remorse after becoming a new homeowner in Martinsburg, Ranson, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Hedgesville Inwood, Charles Town or Falling Waters this year:
Don't buy too big of a home
As you shop around for homes in the Eastern Panhandle, pay attention to the sizes of the properties. You may think you desire a home three times the size of your current home, but consider all of the costs involved. Cooling and heating bills, cleaning and even furniture should all be factored into your decision to buy a much larger home.
Look at what the property is lacking
Many homeowners will remove a certain home feature to cater to their personal preferences— a shower versus a bathtub, for instance. Look carefully at what a home for sale in Jefferson or Berkeley County may be lacking as you house-hunt this year. Remorse can occur later if you find yourself needing to purchase the extras that the home is currently lacking.
Look past the "trends" in a home
Cement countertops, brass hardware and unique light fixtures may speak to you as you tour the property, but you may not feel the same way years from now. Purchasing a home just for the "trend" factor can be a huge mistake since styles change and you will be left trying to sell the "outdated" home.
There are many factors and home features to take into account on your house-hunting journey in Jefferson and Berkeley County this year, but Kable Team Realty is happy to help point them out! Contact us today for a list of available properties or with any questions you have about buying a home in the Eastern Panhandle!
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