After several years of diligently saving money, I’m nearly ready to purchase my first home. Because I’ve been thinking about buying a home for so long, I know exactly what I want my house to look like. I desire a place that has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. I also need a quiet space to set up my home office in. I want a massive, walk-in closet in my master bedroom. My master bathroom needs to have double vanities, a tiled, walk-in shower, and a Jacuzzi tub. On this blog, I hope you will discover how to set priorities during your new home search. Enjoy!
Looking at different homes can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. One of the mistakes a lot of families can make when they are in search of that next home is to only pay attention to the house itself. You may walk into a house and feel like you have found the very best place for the whole family. It can have the set up you like, square footage that suits the family's needs, the right number of bedrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen you can't wait to cook in and everything else you could ask for. Maybe you're in the market for a mobile home, in which case, a real estate agent can also help with that. This makes it easy to tell your real estate agent to hurry up and get your offer off to the seller's realtor. However, if you do jump too soon and after only considering the house, you may find you are in a mess after you move in and totally regret the decision. You also want to be careful when if comes to looking at mobile homes for sale. Here are some other red flags you really should consider:
Is the home near a freeway?
If the home is right by a freeway, this can cause some issues that you may be less than pleased with. One thing you may find will drive you crazy is the very loud sound that comes from the freeway, especially at night while you are trying to go to sleep. It will be even louder during the summer months if you like to sleep with your windows open so you can enjoy the cool nighttime breeze.
Now, you may be fine if your neighborhood has a tall brick wall built against the freeway to prevent as much sound from bothering residents, but not all neighborhoods have this. Another issue you may find yourself dealing with is an increase in crime. Neighborhoods right by freeways can often be bigger targets for thieves because they have that easy get away. Therefore, check the crime statistics for the area before putting through that offer.
Is the home near an airport?
If the home is right by an airport, then you need to consider all of those low flying planes that will be taking off or coming in for a landing. They can be extremely loud. In fact, if you are very close to the airport then you may find the sound can be so loud it can even prevent you from hearing the TV when a plane is overhead. Not to mention, the sound can be so bad it interrupts your sleep at night.
Is the home right by railroad tracks?
If the house is situated right near railroad tracks then you need to understand that there are going to be times when you hear that loud roar and with some trains being very long, the roar can last for a good length of time. Then, the noise will be even worse when the conductor blows the trains whistle, which is generally done at intersections to warn drivers of the train approaching.