Take a look at why the current housing market is in such a great shape and why not to hold out on offers for your dream home.
When you go shopping, it is commonplace to try on suits, dresses, trousers, and shoes before buying them. People instinctively know they need to try on clothes to be sure they fit, feel comfortable, and look are attractive in them. What about a home? After all, it is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll ever make. Isn’t it even more important to “try on” a home before you purchase it?
What on earth do I mean? Well, it’s usual to look for Palm Beach Gardens real estate in places that are convenient to work and schools. Do you want to be closer to the highway or the beach? Most folks take the daily commute into consideration when shopping for a home. Why not take the daily, weekly, and even monthly activities of family members consciously into account too?
Let’s look at a case study. There was once helped a young, single woman named Wendy to find and buy her first home. She was rising very nicely in a big insurance company and wanted a home of her own and the tax break home ownership affords. She asked advice about choosing and was told to make a list of what mattered to her. Then we went shopping. She looked at a lot of houses. After she came out of each one, she spoke to her real estate professional about the ups and downs of each home for sale in Palm Beach Gardens.
One of the houses she looked at was brick, all on one level, and had patio doors from the master bedroom and dining rooms to an enormous deck with a hot tub. It was beautifully decorated in a sort of “pared down Victorian” style. There was a brass bed, some wicker, lots of healthy house plants, and a few Victorian pieces of furniture that were old, family pieces. Silver framed family photos were clustered on top of the piano.
After she emerged from the house, Wendy started down the two steps to the car and then froze in place. She had the oddest expression on her face. When asked what was wrong, she began to look sheepish. Wendy confessed, “That house is so pretty and so nicely decorated, I just enjoyed looking at it and didn’t give any thought to how I’d live in it. I just wanted it.”
She went back inside. Wendy still admired what had been done with the Palm Beach Gardens luxury home, but decided it wasn’t right for her.
Knowing what’s important to you can save costly mistakes. The process of “trying on” a house helps you evaluate what’s important. I think you’ll find it’s worth the effort.
Take a look at why the current housing market is in such a great shape and why not to hold out on offers for your dream home. You only live once, so why not live in the home of your dreams?
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