Posted by: Meena Gujral | April 22, 2010

How to Avoid Falling in Love with the House for Sale

Home for sale in Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose Home Just Listed by Meena

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Looking around for a new house to live in is very exciting. You will be thrilled with all the home visits you are about to make, imagining you and your family living in a particular prospective house. A new house brings about a new ambiance, a new and refreshing life. However, you must never fall into a trap when considering a home. A lot of people have been loosing a lot of money after they have fallen in love with a particular home they have glued their eyes and heart to. This is extremely dangerous for you, your family, your future and your pocket.

It is never wrong to prefer a house among many choices. However, it is wise and economical to be more realistic when choosing a new house to purchase. Here are some tips that can help you properly evaluate a future house for your family.

Make sure you have seen at least ten or more houses for sale. You can see lot of houses on your own during open house on Saturdays or Sunday. This will give you chance to explore what is available in the area. This will help you compare design, workmanship of the house, the competitiveness of prices and other aspects that may be beneficial to you and your family.

Keep your eyes wide open. Don’t just fantasize on how great your living room would look if you relocate to this particular house. Check on the basic amenities that will have a great contribution to your possible new way of life in this house. Notice all important details of construction, the plumbing, kitchen, bathrooms, appliances, windows, doors, roof, ceiling condition and ventilation and the likes. You also need to consider what inspections you will be getting like pest control, contractor’s inspection, roof inspection, foundation, chimney and molds in the house. These are the most important aspects you must consider first and foremost.

Be very critical with the price tag. This is where the importance of window shopping comes. Have your own record of price tags of the houses you have checked out. Evaluate the competitiveness of prices between the houses. The house you may prefer might be a little too expensive than that of its equivalent. Think twice before pursuing the more expensive one. It is easy to search comps on internet and try to find out what houses are selling for in the area, however driving to the area and looking at houses will workout better.

Be realistic at all times. This does not mean you need to be always negative about the houses you are considering. Just be alert and attentive to the features of the house from one another. It is also best if you consider the locality where the house is at. Is the town child friendly? What is its crime rate? How far this property from schools, hospitals and of course shopping? Location is utmost important in picking real estate.

You think that you are fully decided on a specific house to buy, give yourself a little   more time to re-evaluate other properties as well. .Reconsider all options. It might be that there is a similar house at a lower cost and located in a more strategic place. It may be too late to reconsider if you have put your heart to only one choice. It is best if you work with seasoned realtors who are very much well informed with the basic transactions in the real estate business. They can choose a good house for you without much effort form your end.

Keep in mind that this house is an investment. You don’t just buy a house for fun. Neither can it be compared with small stuff like grocery or a pair of shoes. The purchase of this house can affect your lifestyle and future. See to it that you really made the right choice to avoid future regrets and problems. See to it that your offer is based on how much the house is likely to go for and not on how much you projected it to cost.

Analyze everything first before signing the deal. Remind your self that the document you are about to sign is a legal document. You will be stuck with the mortgage for long time unless you sell the property. Buying wrong home and selling it can cost you quite a lot of money. This is why it is very important to make sure you make the best decision and get the best house for you and your family.

The picture above is my new listing at 51 Castro Lane, Fremont, Ca 94539 in Mission San Jose listed for $1,499,000. If you would like to buy or sell a home in Mission San Jose Fremont, Please call me at 510-279-9580. You can also go to my website at:

Fremont Homes For Sale

To see my Real Estate Blogs click:

Five Canyons Homes Blog

Fremont Homes Blog

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