Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life.
In this article (part of a series), we’ll take a look at what to know about buying a house as a first-time homebuyer as well as give tips for how to avoid buyer’s remorse.
3. Don’t buy for today; buy for tomorrow
Have you ever viewed a home that you fell in love with for its perfect landscaping and backyard, but it was maybe a bit smaller than you wanted? When it comes to buying a home, it’s important to not let your emotions run away with you. If you hope to start a family in the future, that lack of space will come back to haunt you in a big way sooner than you think.
Many experts state it takes an average of four years to recoup the costs of buying a home. If you end up having to sell your home and buy a new one in just a couple of years because you outgrew it, you’ll be losing out on thousands of dollars.
So, while you’re shopping for a home, keep the future in mind and ask yourself questions. Do you plan to have children? Are you wanting to adopt a pet? Will you need roommates to help pay the mortgage?
If you remain mindful of what the next year might hold in store for you, you’ll increase your odds of feeling content with your new home.
Stay tuned for the next part in this series!