What You Should Consider Before You Move
If you’re looking to buy a new home, there are many things that you will need to consider. First of all, considering your price point is an absolute must. You’ll need to decide what area you want to live in as well, as different parts of the country certainly have quite drastically different costs of living. Your home search will likely take a considerable amount of time, and this is as it should be. You want to ensure that you find the perfect home for you and your family, and this takes time to find a home that meets all of your specifications.
For instance, you might want a home that has a yard. After all, recent research into the subject has even found that nearly 83% of the country’s population very much feel that having a yard is important. Among yard owners, nearly all of them think that it’s not just about having the yard, but a properly maintained one at that. And while many of us think that yards are a given when buying a home, this is not always the case. For instance, homes in the city are unlikely to have particularly spacious yards, if they have any yard at all.
In suburban and rural areas, however, finding a home with a yard (and a sizable one at that) is likely to be much easier to do. Fortunately, homes for sale in suburban areas are more commonplace than ever. Recently gathered data even projects that up to 80% of all residential growth for the next decade or so will take place in suburban areas all throughout the country. And many of these houses for sale will be a part of communities developed by master planned community developers.
Master planned community developers have been particularly lucrative for a number of reasons. For one thing, master planned community developers know that people are more and more interested in brand new homes – and less and less interested in homes that have been lived in before. There are a number of reasons that the success of master planned community developers and these master planned communities themselves have been a reality – and a success that is likely to continue on in the years to come.
For one thing, buying a new home, likely one created by master planned community developers, is likely to actually be more cost effective than buying a home. In fact, taxes on brand new homes are lower than taxes on homes that have been lived in before. This is not the case forever, it is important to mention, but the first year or two of lower taxes can certainly be hugely beneficial to a wide array of people who are moving into these planned communities that have been created by master planned community developers.
New homes, such as those that have been created by master planned community developers, are also much more likely to have Energy Star appliances. Not only are these appliances better for the environment, but they’re actually much better from a financial standpoint as well. So it’s really no surprise that up to 90% of those who are looking to buy a home in the near future consider the presence of Energy Star appliances high up on the list, if not even essential to their final purchasing decision.
But it’s not just the actual home that matters when it comes to buying a home, even with high quality new homes, the product of master planned community developers, springing up all over the place.. In addition to the home itself, the actual quality and feel of the neighborhood is something that matters immensely as well. Those who are looking to start a family in coming years – or who already have children – the quality of the neighborhood and the school districts within it, is an absolute must. Giving your child a good education is an absolute must, and many parents or parents to be will prioritize this above all else when looking for a community and a home to buy and call their own.
At the end of the day, there are many things to consider when you decide that you want to buy a home.