What Do I Need to Know Before Buying my San Diego Home?
What you need to know before buying your San Diego home isn’t as scary or intimidating as you think? Granted buying a home is nothing like buying a pair of shoes but we have some simple advice to make are experience a little easier.
First, you have to really look at how you like to live. What do I mean by that? First of all take a look at your surroundings. Do you, for example, like to walk to get your coffee? Do you enjoy pick-up basketball games? Do you enjoy being close to farmers markets? Or, do you enjoy being far from people? Do you not mind driving to get to places? Are schools important to you? The first thing about real estate that’s hard to change is location. That’s the only thing you really can’t do anything about. So take a look at the things you enjoy doing outside of your home before you like to make a purchase. Remember: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
Second, you have to decide about the size of your home. Unfortunately, one of the emotional mistakes buyers make is shopping for their dream home. Remember, in many cases, this is your first home. Consider a smaller home or a condo if that’s what’s available to you. The great thing about real estate is that it’s always going up in value. If it’s just you and your chihuahua, then you might not need a four bedroom home. Consider a smaller home and then possibly saving to buy an investment property and build your real estate empire.
Third, identify your wants versus your needs. What do I mean by that? Well, you need a front door, you want a pool. Those are very loose examples, however, nonetheless, they give you an idea. Needs for many people will be 2 bedroom 2 bath, garage, washer-dryer and parking. A want is a pool, green house, guest house, etc. The thing to do when deciding to buy is pick out your five things you can’t live without and then the five things you want. We’ll work hard to meet all your five needs and we’re confident we’ll be able to get about 2 to 3 of your wants.
Finally, are you looking for amenities. For example, if you’re looking for a condo, is a pool or club house important, what about a gym. I sold one condo at Solara Lofts in Downtown San Diego and they have two massage rooms where you can hire a masseuse. They also have a racquet ball court. Some communities like Scripps Ranch — the Scripps Ranch Country Club comes with benefits when you live there.
So when it comes to buying a home in San Diego, there certainly things to consider. We’re here to help make that a little bit easier for you. We’d be honored to help you. In fact, in all cases, the commission is paid by the seller. Call us 619-320-5467.
If you’re looking to buy a home in San Diego give us a call at 619-818-2992.
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