Since, for most of us, the value of our house, represents our single – biggest, financial asset, doesn’t it make sense, to approach, buying, a home – of – your – own, in the wisest possible, most well – prepared, manner? After, more than 15 years, as a Real Estate Licensed Salesperson, in the State of New York, I have come to believe, it’s essential for those seeking a house, to proceed, as wisely as possible. My trademarked slogan, I’ll tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear (TM), explains, some of my reasoning, in terms of the KEYS to choosing your home, in the wisest, possible manner. With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and why it matters.
1. Knowledge; keep it (how long?): Relevant knowledge is a significant factor, in terms of making the wisest decision, for your personal needs, goals, and/ or, priorities! When searching, begin by asking yourself, how long, you intend to keep the specific residence, what your personal priorities are, how much you can afford, and why you are selecting this particular region, area, neighborhood, and specific property!
2. Energy efficiency; excellence; enjoyment: What factors, do you find, most significant, in terms of maximizing your enjoyment of your family home? How will you recognize, whether there is a potential for true excellence, in the so – called, bones of the house? Affordability is a significant factor in finding what’s right, for you, so pay keen attention, to energy efficiency, and related factors, which might impact these types of costs!
3. You; your: Know yourself, and what you need, and your rationale, instead of simply, trying to, Keep up with the Joneses! It’s up to you, what you really need, and to differentiate between a wish – list, and what you really, require, etc!
4. Systems; solutions; sustainable; serve: What do you need, to truly, serve your needs, to your personal satisfaction? Consider a property’s systems, including, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), electrical capabilities, the quality of the roof, level of insulation, etc! Focus on solutions, which will work best, for you! Approach the process, by considering relevant priorities, and whether, it will meet your sustainable needs and requirements!
Keep in mind these basic KEYS, so home buying, will be a calmer, wiser, less stressful process! Are you ready to become a wiser, better – educated buyer?