|REAL ESTATE NEWS|
|How to Avoid Homebuyer’s Remorse in a Hot Market Buying a home is almost always a great investment, and of course it’s exciting to find and close on a home that you will get to call your own. That feeling of joy and confidence can fade quickly though if certain things are overlooked during the process. 43% of homeowners have at least one regret about buying their home, and that number jumps to 64% for millennials, according to a recent Bankrate survey.
Here are a few tips for ensuring your home purchase is regret-free.
Get to know the neighborhood
Do some research on local schools. Even if you don’t have school-age children and don’t plan to, buying in the best school district you can afford is a smart move. Homes there hold their value better and are easier to resell.
Consider other factors like crime rate, commute times, and distance to other things that are important to you like parks or restaurants. These things will have a big effect on how you feel about your new home once you are actually living in it.
Even if things are moving quickly, make sure you take the time to examine the details, get a home inspection, and think about what you really want in your home. Keep an eye out for red flags and be okay with walking away if a home does not meet your standards. Buying a home is a huge financial decision, and not one that should be rushed!
Remember your budget
Work with experienced professionals
|Conserve Water on Your Spring/Summer Landscaping Now is the time of year when lawns come out of dormancy – a time many gardeners eagerly await. This is also the time of year that we trade large heating bills for sometimes equally large water bills. As you consider your gardening plan this spring, why not resolve to use less water?
We use a lot of water
Start with the lawn
Water more efficiently
Conserving water doesn’t mean you have to convert your yard into a rock quarry. Making some minor changes can reduce landscape water use but still leave your property looking beautiful and alive.