Compare Your Old Home with Homes for Sale to Make the Right Choice

January 19th, 2015

When you move into a new home, you want to make sure that it has all the qualities you’re looking for.  Generally, people look out for adequate size, location, availability of basic amenities and general state of the neighborhood.  These are all great things to look for in homes for sale.  However, you might also want to think about the things that bother you in your old home and make sure that moving into your new home solves those issues.  Here are a few of the things that might be bothering you:

  • Direction.  Sometimes, you like it when the sunlight’s streaming in.  But on other days, it might not feel so good to have it streaming in while you’re trying to sleep in.  If your bedroom faces east, chances are you will be woken up by the sun.  This is just something you might want to consider when looking at new homes.
  • Bathtubs.  If you like to luxuriate in a large tub once a week or more, you might want to make sure that the bathrooms in your new home are conducive to this.  If the bathtubs are too small or there’s just a shower in some of the bathrooms, you won’t be able to avail yourself of this small luxury.
  • Attached Bathrooms.  Most homes will have one attached bathroom in the master bedroom but the rest of the rooms may not have this convenience.  However, if you have one boy and one girl, you might need to have separate bathrooms for them, for privacy’s sake.  Also, if you have any elderly relatives you’re taking care of, they might need attached bathrooms if they need to go in the middle of the night.  So look out for this feature in your new home.
  • Closet Size.  If you like buying clothes, shoes and accessories, it’s possible that the closets provided by the builder may not be big enough for you.  You can check out closet size and see if there’s a small extra room that you can convert into a walk-in closet.
  • View.  If you don’t like the lack of a view in your old home, you might want to buy a home with a good view this time around.  A good view can really change the entire feel of a home.  As soon as you come home, you can open the windows or draw the curtains and take in the vista before you.

Contact us for more ways to figure out if a home for sale is right for you.

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