Buying property is a big accomplishment for first-time homeowners and this excitement can sometimes get in the way of logic and research. It is an exciting time and you should enjoy it but you should also keep in mind a few variables when purchasing a home. An experienced NJ real estate lawyer can help with the closing process once you have chosen your dream home.
Location is one of the most important factors that go into buying a home and it is often the deciding factor. Most homebuyers look for a home that is close to places they visit often such as work, school, family, and more.
A good tip is to find a home that is not only close to your frequently visited places but also near main roads and within a reasonable distance of highways.
Also, consider the location of the home within the neighborhood. If you are in a gated community decide if you want to be near the main entrance or further into the community. Be sure to discuss this with your family and with your realtor.
As any NJ real estate lawyer will tell you, size matters. We are not only referring to the size of the inside of the home but to the size of the lot. How big is the lot and what is the shape like? Also, consider the size of your lawn and backyard. Depending on your needs you may prefer a small yard or a spacious one. Property lines can be a contentious issue down the line if they are not clear from the beginning. Be sure property lines are not blurred because we have seen horror stories of neighbors getting into fights over inaccurate property lines.
Number of Bedrooms And Bathrooms
Many home buyers think they know exactly how many bedrooms they want until they move in and find that there isn’t enough space. Think hard about your lifestyle and your family’s routine. Also, consider hobbies and the space required for those hobbies. Some families will often have guests so an extra bedroom may be a good idea. While considering your family’s routine also consider the number of bathrooms you will need. For a family of five, one bathroom may not work but for a family of three one bathroom is perfect.
An NJ real estate lawyer will tell you that the rumors are true, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home.
The layout and placement of the kitchen can make or break a sale. Not only is the layout important but so is the size. Some people are simply not cooks and a small or modest kitchen is more than enough while others make gourmet dishes daily and need a large kitchen.
While the aforementioned are important, there are several other things to consider when buying a home, including:
- Home appliances
- Age of the house
- Why it’s on the market
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As you can tell there are many factors that go into buying a home. Do not let emotions cloud your judgment. Call the Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A. at 866-815-4059 or fill out our online form when you need an NJ real estate lawyer.