Buying a new home is an intimidating experience in itself, especially when considering the many factors that can affect a home’s value such as location, available jobs, school district, amenities, and even local taxes. Here are some tips from S&A Homes to help make the process less overwhelming:
- The More You Know, the Smarter You Grow
Dr. Seuss might not have been talking about buying a new home in his popular children’s book, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, but the essence certainly applies. Information is available right at your fingertips – use it! Don’t dive straight in and have to ask what closing costs or a loan disclosure are (you would be expected to understand them by that point in the process).
- Failing to Research The Builder’s Reputation
Purchasing and building a home is not a project for a builder with a negative reputation. Reviews are available to the public on a variety of sites such as Facebook, Yelp and TripAdvisor, to name a few. Utilize these free tools that offer honest, organic feedback about local businesses. Keep in mind, asking a builder questions before hiring them is also an option. Some possible questions to cover might be years in business, homes sold, industry recognitions and warranties, to name a few.
- Settling for Curb Appeal vs. Family Matters
Of course curb appeal is important – both for the integrity of your home, but also resale value, but do not settle for a home that looks nice on the outside, but doesn’t really accommodate your family’s specific needs. S&A Homes believes homes should be built with the client in mind and we understand that a house is not a home until you add the finishing touches that make it your own. We do not tell you what’s possible, you tell us what you want and we make it a reality. Custom homes are affordable with S&A Homes. Do not settle for a builder who will not adjust a floor plan to fit the needs of you and your family when it’s so easy to do with S&A.
- Choosing a Poor Location
Of course, there are the obvious factors that warrant a prime home location such as convenience to shops, dining and major highways, privacy, school district, etc., but what about other factors that would simply be considered nuisances? If living close to the local fire department and hearing their sirens bothers you now, don’t expect those feelings to change. Building your new home is one of the few places where it truly pays to be meticulous. For this reason, S&A Homes builds in some of the most sought-after areas throughout Pennsylvania and in West Virginia. Find your new home today and let S&A Homes make your vision a reality.
When it comes to homebuying, there is no time like the present. Houses will always be costly and there will always be an argument for interest rates, but truth-be-told, you never know the best time to buy a house until it’s in 20/20 hindsight. The most important factor to consider when purchasing a new home is current job security. If the concern lies in interest rates – you can always refinance if/when interest rates lower! Go ahead and make a home you can call your own, exactly the way you imagined it and reap the benefits of home ownership that include gaining equity and tax deductions.
S&A Homes has the experience and the passion to create a custom affordable home to last you and your family for years to come. Visit SAHomebuilder.com for more information on S&A communities or building one of our quality custom homes on your own homesite.