What is the single most important rule in house hunting?
Want to know what the number one rule is when home shopping? Well, many details must be considered in choosing your next home style, size, price, location. It's probably impossible to say which factor is most important. But one thing is certain if you will be moving again in a few years, be sure you buy with selling in mind. Chances are, the items that make your new home a comfortable fit for you will also attract buyers later on.
Some special considerations for the short-term homeowner who has resale in mind:
- Watch for growth potential
Look for an established neighborhood that will be enhanced by future growth but not inconvenienced by it.
- Look out for resale value
Seek a prime neighborhood where houses sell well in any market.
- Check out location
Consider availability of all aspects of transportation; even those you may not use.
- Schools are important
Check for quality public schools, whether or not you have school-age children.
- Green is good
Look carefully at the lot for trees and greenery to buffer winter winds or summer heat.
- Make room for visitors
See if ample guest parking is available for you and your neighbors.
- Privacy is a plus
Consider how much privacy the house and lot provide.
- Drive the commute before you buy
Check morning and afternoon drive time to work, schools, shopping, churches.