Questions Buyers Should Ask Themselves Before Buying a Home

What Questions Should You Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

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When you are buying a home it is an emotional decision.  In most cases, as a buyer, you know which one is right for you right away.  However, there are times when there are a multiple homes that fit your criteria and as a result it can be difficult to decide which one to buy.

Tips for Buying a Home:

1. Picture What It Would Be Like to Live in the Home Every Day.

In many cases, you will be able be able to narrow your choices by picturing yourself in the home every day.  Picturer what it would be like to live there day in and day out?  Can you picture yourself making coffee and siting on the lanai reading the newspaper every morning? Often times, one or two homes will separate themselves from the rest.

2. How Do You Feel About the Price?

Before buying a home ask yourself if you are comfortable with the price.  If you are, then you also need to ask yourself if you are comfortable with all the additional fees that are associated with the home.  For example, consider other condo or home owners association fees, master association fees, maintenance fees, home owners insurance and utilities.

3. When You Leave the Home How Do You Feel?

Are you excited? Do you feel like there’s  a lot of potential for the home?  Are you looking forward to having friends and family see your new home?  Assuming the answers are yes to these questions, then you are on the right track!

4. How Do You Feel About The Overall Community?

Who else lives in the community? What conditions are the other homes in? When you look at the homes next to your, how do they look? Would you feel comfortable living in the neighborhood?  Do you feel safe?  If you are buying a home in a golf community, how do you feel about the golf course? Can you picture yourself playing the course ever day or every week?

5. Maintenance Free Lifestyle or Doing it Yourself?

Do you want to live in a condo or villa where the maintenance is included so you have a maintenance free lifestyle? Or would you prefer to mow your own lawn and clean your own pool?  Either way, the good news is you’ll never have to shovel snow if you move to Naples!

Finally, before buying a single family home, villa or a condo in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, chose the right agent. With more than 15 years of experience I can help provide the market information and more importantly, provide insights into individual communities to help ensure you select the best property to match your needs.

About Matt Klinowski

Naples Golf GuyMatt Klinowski has lived in Naples for more than 15 years.  He is an expert on the local Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero real estate market and specializes in real estate within golf communities.  Matt enjoys the laid back lifestyle in Naples with his wife (More about Matt…).
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November 20, 2016 Posted by Matt