You have found the one! Or at least you think so. Before you make an appointment to see a home, be sure to check a few things out! Homebuyers, here are 6 Things to Check Before Scheduling a Showing:
Are you set on finding a home without neighbors? Google Maps is a great way to see what’s around a house. Take advantage of a bird’s eye view! You may be pleasantly surprised to find out your dream home is near Center Hill Lake or Dale Hollow Lake, a cool park or other local attraction. If you’re a commuter, you may want to be close to the interstate. Make sure the location works for you!
Buying a home is a process. Don’t forget the first step! Have your finances set and a budget in mind before beginning the search! Avoid heartbreak by only viewing homes within your budget.
Go back to the wish list.
What works best for your lifestyle and family? Do you need a huge backyard for the kids and BBQs? Are you wanting a low maintenance yard? Decide on the deal breakers!
Lay of the Land
Do you prefer to be on a ridge by the lake, in beautiful rolling pastures or in a family-friendly neighborhood? Is the area prone to flooding because it’s in a low spot? Do you share a driveway with the neighbor? What about existing fencing? It’s a lot to take in, but surroundings and the land can be just as important!
What’s the area like?
The Upper Cumberland is home to the most beautiful places in the south, but each town is different! Get a true feel for the town by doing a little research. Do a lot of people live in the town? What are the local attractions? Do you have to drive to the next town over for groceries? Make sure the area works for you!
What year was the home built?
Older homes come with all the character and charm but may need some work. Don’t be afraid of a remodel but do find out what year the home was built. If you are interested in seeing an older home, you may want to ask about any upgrades or renovations.
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