When people are buying a home, they tend to be super focused on trying to find
the perfect place to call home based on their needs and preferences, not taking
into consideration that somewhere in the future they might want to sell their
home. And, unfortunately, the things that they might have found amazing in their
home might turn out to be a hindrance when it comes to selling it.
So when you are looking for a home to call your own, it is ok to use your
emotions, but, make sure that your head also has a say in your decision.
As the home buyer market is starting to heat up again, here are some
characteristics of a good home when it comes to choosing a new house.
Location Location Location
Perhaps nothing is more important than location when it comes to sell. You can
have the worst house in the world, but if it is right smack in the middle of a good
neighborhood or in a good school district, trust that your house will be fought for
when the time comes that you want to sell. Remember that even when the
market rises and falls, no one can take location from you.
The School District
Homes near good schools usually are up there in the list of what is important for
buyers. Parents are competitive, and they want their kids to go to good schools. It
is not uncommon for parents to start looking for homes near the schools that
they want their kids to go to.
So, even if you don’t have kids, this might be something that you want to look at
when buying a home since it will make selling a breeze when the time comes. Be
sure to mention it to your Scottsdale real estate agent when you start speaking
with them. They’ll help you find a great location for this.
Nobody wants to live in a neighborhood that’s riddled by crimes, so when you are
buying a home, take time to check the crime rate in the area. If you are
wondering where to check this information, a quick search on the internet should
answer any questions that you might have regarding the crime rate of the area
that you are interested in.
The Walkability Factor
“Walkability” is apparently one of the things that people are looking for when
they are looking for a home, and there are a lot of apps and algorithms that
determine the walkability of a location. Nowadays, people put a high premium on
the location and if you can walk to the park, the supermarket, etc.