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How to ring in the new year by shopping for a new house (things to look for)

How to ring in the new year by shopping for a new house (things to look for)

The new year is just right around the corner. With the new year brings new changes. One big change that could be made with the new year is the purchase of a new home. Though shopping for a new home can be a bit overwhelming, it can be made easy with the assistance of the Raleigh Cary Realty Team. 

Choosing a home is a highly personal decision. As one thinks about all of the different aspects that go into making a home complete, it is important to rank the home based on the level of importance that your needs are and decide which ones are negotiable and which are deal breakers. In this blog, we will discuss the top things to look for when shopping for a new home. 

Top things to look for when shopping for a new home:

  • House size: One should have a general idea of what house size they are looking for prior to contacting a realtor. What size house one chooses to buy should depend on their needs and personal preferences. For example, if you have a large family or plan on having a large family in the future then it may be good to buy a larger sized home. On the other hand, if the home is for just you and your partner then go smaller.
  • Ideal yard: Another matter of personal preference is what kind of yard you’d like. Do you want a home with pretty greenery and landscaping or one that is low maintenance when it comes to outdoor upkeep? One should also think about what kind of features they would like in their backyard. This could consist of a garden, pool, hot tub, grill area, etc. 
  • Number of bedrooms: Whether the home’s bedrooms are suitable for your needs will depend on how you choose to use them. For example, a family with small children may not want the kids bedrooms on the upper floor while the master bedroom is on the bottom level. If you plan on converting an extra bedroom into an office space or playroom then you may not want it in the center of the home due to noise levels.
  • HVAC systems: Unless you work in the HVAC field, then you probably are not an expert when it comes to knowing about heating and cooling systems. When on the search for a new home, you may want to ask yourself several questions. These questions may consist of: “what kind of heating system does the home have?” “Does the home have baseboard heaters that use electricity?” “Where and when were the heating and cooling systems installed?”
  • Power outlets: When searching for a new home it is important to take a look at the power outlets. If you are someone who has tons of plugins then you may want a home with lots of power outlets. When touring the home, bring a charger in order to check if the outlets work.

The new year is just right around the corner. What better way to start off the new year strong than to purchase a new home. When searching for a new home there are lots of factors that need to be taken into consideration such as how many bedrooms the home has, the size, the yard, the HVAC system and much more. Also, when on the search, it is important to depend upon an expert in order to provide you with sufficient information when needed. At Raleigh Cary Realty, our team is here to help.

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