The Real HOPES Of Buying A New Home

Why is home ownership, often considered, a core component, of the so – called, American Dream? Although every potential home buyer, seeks some different things, perhaps, unique to him, nearly all, enter the process, and period, with specific wishes, and HOPES, so it creates a meaningful, motivating experience. If one begins the process, by focusing on what he seeks, in his own home, as well as, can realistically afford (without becoming home – rich, but otherwise, poor and stressed), the normal and stresses and strains, doubts and insecurities, will be far more limited, and severe! With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and why, smart buyers, will pay some attention to some of these core ideas.

1. Heart; heating: The heart of a home, must focus on, the essential bones, of the specific property. A smart buyer recognizes, while one can alter, and amend, the cosmetic aspects of a house, such as painting, flooring, etc, with a minimum of hassle and costs, if the main components, of the property, are weakened, and/ or compromised, you may be purchasing a Money Pit, instead of an enjoyable place to live! Carefully inspect, and consider, the condition, age, and effectiveness of the heating and air – conditioning (HVAC), as well as overall, air quality! Consider, how long, you will be satisfied, with items, such as your kitchen, and bathrooms, because, if this will need renovation, in the near future, a wise home buyer, will factor that additional cost, into his financial estimates, and abilities.

2. Options; opportunities; organized: Is the way, the particular house, is set – up, and organized, something, which you feel, will fit your needs, goals, and personality? Are there any specific options, which you believe, are essential and relevant, to your potential, to fully enjoy, the house? If there’s something, you aren’t 100%, in love with, are there realistic opportunities, to make certain changes?

3. Priorities; perceptions; pricing: Begin with your eyes – wide – open! Seriously, know, and abide by, your personal comfort zone, in terms of pricing, including the selling price, and the costs of any renovations, etc, you will make, in the first year, or two. Does this home, align with your personal perceptions, of where you want to live?

4. Emphasis; energize; energy costs; efficiency: Know your personal emphasis, from the start! A new home should energize you, in a positive manner. Don’t forget to seriously consider, total energy costs, as well as your monthly payments, including, principal, interest, real estate taxes, escrow, and costs of utilities! If you proceed, with a realistic perspective, the process, and adjustment, will be more efficient, and satisfying!

5. Strengths; service; sustainable; systems: Know the house’s strengths and weaknesses, before buying it! Do the strengths, outweigh the potential weaknesses? Will it service your present needs, as well as into the sustainable future? Be certain, all major systems, are in good, reliable, working order, from the start!

When a potential homeowner, focuses on the HOPES of buying a specific house, he becomes more capable of making a wise decision. Since, for most, his house represents his single – largest, financial asset, doesn’t that make sense?


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