At Laramie Property Management Group, we know just how overwhelming it can be to make the decision about which house you’ll spend a significant amount of time in. The good news is that our team of Laramie real estate professionals is here to guide you through the process. At the end of the day, we strive to ensure that each and every one of our clients ends up in a home that they can enjoy for years to come.
So what should you be looking for in a home? The truth is that it’s different for everyone — but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some things you should be thinking about. Below you’ll find a helpful guide that will assist you in the process of coming up with a checklist that’s unique to your needs. Keep reading to learn more, or contact us today to speak with a real estate agent who can help you to find the perfect home.
You Should Consider…
It’s something you always hear about searching for real estate, but it’s incredibly true that location, location, location makes all the difference in the world. Where would you like to be? Do you prefer a quiet spot away from the city? Do you need to be close to your favorite restaurant downtown? How many neighbors would you like to have? These are all important things to consider, and ultimately, choosing a location that you enjoy is among the most important aspects of buying a home.
If you have children, chances are you have a school you’d prefer to send them to. This ties into location, of course, but being in the right school district can also play a big part in which home you choose to buy.
Number of Levels
Do you prefer to have bedrooms upstairs and a living space downstairs? Would you rather have your entire home on one level to avoid stairs? The number of levels a home has can often make or break the experience for people.
Number of Bedrooms
Whether you need bedrooms for sleeping or you have to have an office space so you can work from home, the number of bedrooms is a big factor for many people when searching for homes. It’s important to consider whether people can share rooms, if you can work from the kitchen table, or if the rooms are big enough, but it’s equally important to be honest about your needs. Finding a home that’s the right size for you just may be the most important thing on your checklist.
If you prefer open sightlines, there’s no better way to enjoy them than with an open concept home that allows you to see clearly from one space to another. Of course, if you prefer a home that has more distinct spaces, an open concept floor plan is likely to be a no-go.
How much storage space do you need in your garage? How many vehicles should be parked inside? Do you need that space for a hobby, such as woodworking or gardening? Believe it or not, having an appropriate garage space for your unique needs can make all the difference in the world.
It’s also important to consider how much yard space you’d like to have. If you enjoy wide-open spaces (and you don’t mind mowing on the weekends), having a huge yard can bring a whole lot of joy. On the other hand, if you prefer to get out and explore in your free time, chances are that a smaller yard might be your best bet. It all comes down to how much time you want to spend on it, or if you’re okay with paying a landscaper.
Updated or Fixer Upper
If you love having projects, there’s no better way to end up with a house that’s truly your own than buying a fixer upper. This allows you to put your own touches on everything, crafting a space that is fully unique to you. Prefer to keep things simple? Having an updated home that doesn’t need any work is the way to go!
A Few Things to Remember
Wondering how likely it is that you’ll find a home that’s absolutely perfect for you? Unfortunately, it’s rare to come across a home that fits every last portion of the criteria from your want list. The good news? Generally speaking, if you can check off at least 70% of the items from your list, there’s a good chance that you’ll be perfectly happy in your home for many years to come.
The important thing to remember is that needs change over time, and people find a way to accommodate them. As long as you can find a home that feels right and you prioritize your most important needs, the truth is that everything else just tends to work itself out.
Needless to say, the list above isn’t exhaustive, because everyone has different needs. These are simply the things we believe are the most important for the average person to consider when making the decision about which home to buy. Thankfully, at Laramie Property Management Group, our mission is to be there for you every step of the way. Whether you’ve bought homes in the past or this is your first, we’re here to offer advice, answer questions, and ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Contact Us Today
Ready to start your search for a home to buy in Laramie? Have a question about one of our featured properties? Whatever the case may be, we want you to know that there’s nothing we love more than helping people find the homes they’ll spend their time in. We love what we do, we love Laramie, and we love having satisfied clients.
Contact us today to take advantage of our knowledge of the area, our unmatched market expertise, and our industry-leading negotiation skills. We look forward to working with you!