While there are many exhaustive lists of what to think about when buying a house, there are some of the things that rarely get mentioned on them. In this blog, we have listed down some of the underrated factors you should consider when buying your first (or even second) house:
The street layout
You want to make sure that your street is safe for kids playing outside and that there aren’t any blind spots when backing out of your driveway. If there’s interest in installing speed bumps or stop signs, that matters too!
How long will it take you to get home after work? Does this fit with your schedule? Are there road construction projects planned within the next few years? Do they affect how quickly you can get home on a typical day? Will this change at all once you have kids (or dogs)?
Size of the house
The size of your new home is also very important because it impacts everything from heating bills and storage space to living space and outdoor space. Make sure that there are enough rooms for everyone and that they are all usable spaces like dining rooms or bedrooms instead of cupboards or garages. At the same time, don’t over-extend. Don’t spend on extra space that you will never use.
One underrated factor when buying a house is walkability. If you have kids, then this is an important factor because it gives them an opportunity to get out of the house on their own while still being safe in their own neighborhood. There will be more places they can go by themselves (such as parks) without having their parents worry about them getting lost or hurt by other.
Consider your future plans
Before buying any home, consider whether you plan on staying there long term or if it will be just an investment property for now. If you plan on selling in the next few years or renting out your home while living elsewhere, then it might not matter as much where you buy as long as it meets your needs today. However, if you want this home to be where you live for years to come then make sure that it fits all of your needs now and into the future!
You should always consider what type of neighbors you will have if you buy a particular house. If your neighbors are loud or disrespectful, it can make life difficult for you and your family. Look at the neighborhood and ask people who live there about their experiences with the residents. You may want to ask about how often people throw parties or how much noise they make at night.
When it comes to buying a house, there are plenty of factors to consider. While the biggest ones like location and price will be obvious, there are others that can make or break a home buying decision. It’s up to you to decide what’s most important to you, but we hope this list has given you something to think about so that you can find the best home for your needs.