5 things homeowners with they knew before buying a home

Do you wish to have a little voice in the back of your head guiding you through your home buying process? At  America’s Moneyline, we can be that voice! Below is a list of the five things homeowners wish they had known before buying a home.

Location, location, location!

Before you purchase your home think about the reasoning of your chosen location. Consider your options of being closer to work, in a good school district, or closer to parents who can assist you and your family.

Check what “white goods” are going to be left behind

Check with the seller, to see if they are planning to take some of the integrated appliances in the house with them. They may want to leave behind more than you think.

Visit the neighborhood, multiple times

If you are unfamiliar with the neighborhood, it may be a good idea to check out the area at different times of the day. You will learn some valuable environmental information about your chosen property. 

Plumbing check

Make sure you make it a priority to flush the toilets and possibly run the shower and sinks when you were viewing the home. It is a good idea to check that everything works, including the water pressure. 

Think realistically! Double check your budget

Before purchasing an expensive home, realistically evaluate your budget and the commitment you are making to your mortgage payment for the next 20 to 30 years. It is quite surprising as to how much the banks will lend you and consider how you want to live your  life in the years ahead. This could affect your overall decision about your home purchase.