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4 Tips to Remember When Buying a Home

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 118

Okay, so you've made the choice to buy or build your first home, but you're freezing up. Suddenly you're hit from all sides with options, plans, and fresh concerns that you don't quite fully understand. Well that's okay, here are a few interesting tips to help you to navigate the real estate market.


Owning a home is an investment. When buying a home you are committing to being stationary for a decent amount of time. If you have big moves or career changing plans in the near future then don't even bother entering the homes for sale market, the work involved isn't worth it to you. Also if you sell before you really get to make up the living costs in your home, then you could wind up losing huge amounts of money from not having the accurate sense of timing necessary to make the best decision in the real estate market.


People always say to shop around, and that is very true, but when you come across the right deal then don't play too coy. People tend to forget that buying a home and buying a TV are two different things. If one store sells the TV for too much, well then you can just go shop at a few more stores to make sure you get the TV for the cheapest price. If you hesitate too much for the home that meets ALL of your criteria, then you may end up passing on that home. Don't buy into whatever a shrewd real estate agent says, but do recognize that at any point they may be able to turn over that property for profit while you're out comparing prices.


The tried and true, golden rule of real estate is the biggest point to remember. But the aspect of location that should be stressed is not a matter of proximity to schools and shopping outlets. Keep in mind proximity to competition! For the resale value of a home to truly remain intact, avoid housing developments with cookie cutter floor plans. The market will boil down to whose home for sale is the newest, and who really wants to live in a clone? Take your business to a home builder or real estate agent who works with unique or customizable homes to ensure your home's aesthetic individuality and your investment's future value.


This is along similar lines as ensuring uniqueness in your homes design plan. For both personal, and resale value, homes for sale with unique craftsmanship by supplemental builders really are a treat to own. This can included specialized developers being brought in to handle the windows, the cabinetry, even the paneling. Individuality and appearance are beginning to become essential to real estate market that's been saturated with copied floor plans. Purchasing a unique home or choosing a home builder that works with a custom carpentry team will increase property value both now and in the future market.

About Tew Construction

Tew Construction is a family owned real estate developer and home builder company based in Crestview, FL. They have homes for sale in Crestview, Niceville and Fort Walton, FL. Visit them at

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