If you’ve decided it’s time to start house hunting, because of a new job, to stop renting, or to upsize or downsize, there are a few things to do before you start seriously considering any particular Dawson Springs home. First of all, research lenders and get a pre-approval letter. This is a letter stating how much money the bank is willing to loan you. It will help you narrow your search and also help you when you make an offer on a home. You look more attractive to a seller when you already of financing secured.
Check out the Neighborhood Before Committing to Dawson Springs Real Estate
You’ll also want to think about which neighborhoods would work best for you. Take into consideration how long your commute will be and whether there are good schools nearby. You want to check on the schools whether you have kids or not, since good schools usually indicate a strong neighborhood with stable property values. You also want to be close to shopping, your doctor and dentist, and the bank. Talk with people in the areas you’re considering to find out what they like and don’t like. Try to visit at different times during the day to get a sense of the place.
Once you’re settled on a location, consider what your necessities are for your Dawson Springs real estate search. How many bedrooms do you need? Do you want a big yard? Maybe there’s a particular layout you think would work best. Keep focused on the bones of the house. You can change the floors or paint or redecorate the kitchen later. You should also think about whether you want to buy a new house or one that’s been built and lived in. Newer homes are often a bigger investment upfront but save you the hassle of replacing old appliances or the roof or the HVAC system down the road.
We’d be happy to help you on your Dawson Springs home shopping. Give the office a call so we can get started!