Congratulations on deciding to buy a new home or property! We understand how important this financial decision is. Contact Lucky Dog Realty and we will work hard to help you achieve your desired objectives.
Before we go house hunting, it is helpful to determine your needs and wants in a home. Talking about these issues with family and friends will also help clarify your priorities and desires. The clearer your vision of “home” the more successful our house hunting will be. Here are some different points to consider when determining the kind of home you desire.
How long do you plan to live in your home? Typically you need to live in your home about three years to break even (including closing costs and the typical increase in home value). If you plan to live in your home for many years, there are many additional factors to consider as your needs change. If you know you must leave the area after a period of time, you want to make sure that your home is not only desirable for you, but also to other people so that it will sell quickly when you have to move.
What does your future lifestyle hold? Is your family growing or are the kids starting to move out? Do you have pets? What is the reputation of the schools in that area? How far and scenic is your daily commute to work? Will traffic be an issue? Will you be changing jobs? How is your job stability? Where will your family spend most of their time? How much space do you need for storage? Bedrooms? Bathrooms? Closets? How much entertaining do you want to do in your home? Considering all of these factors will help you determine your ideal home.
Are you a fixer-upper or don’t like to do maintenance? One of the pleasures and pains of home ownership is fixing the things that will inevitably break. If you enjoy home improvement projects, you may want to consider an older home or a “handyman’s special.” If you do not want to spend time and money fixing up your house, you may want to consider a newer house or one with easy care landscaping, brick siding, and other maintenance-free features.
New home or older one? As mentioned above, newer homes typically require less maintenance. On the other hand established neighborhoods tend to have their own personalities, mature trees, and potentially finer features like hardwood floors or decorative woodwork. Older neighborhoods are likely to be closer to downtown, while newer subdivisions tend to skirt the city.
There are over 3000 houses available in the Albuquerque market. Knowing what you want in a house, will help us find the right house for you! We can provide information on any property currently listed for sale – whether it is listed by Lucky Dog Realty or any other real estate company.
If you see a “For Sale” sign or an advertisement in the newspaper that interests you, Lucky Dog Realty has access to all of the information about that property. So call us for all of the details including:
- The listing price
- The description
- Special features
- The financing terms
Contact Lucky Dog Realty and we will gladly arrange an appointment to show you the property at your convenience. We look forward to working with you to find the best property that meets your desires and needs.