Exploring Coral Springs homes for sale? No matter where you are in the home buying process, there are many things to pay attention to. With so many moving parts, maintaining focus on what really matters is essential in creating a stress-free experience.
As part of navigating you through the process of buying a new luxury property, we empower our clients with the knowledge they need. Discover some of the most important factors in your home search to find the home of your dreams.
Proximity to top conveniences and amenities
Consider your new home’s distance to the following places:
Doctors and hospitals
Entertainment venues (e.g., movie theaters)
Distance from the beach
For example, when residing directly on the ocean, benefits include having outstanding views of the water and walking distance access to local beaches such as Pompano Beach and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Beach, depending on where you live. However, this also means you are at a higher risk of flooding and wind damage if a hurricane moves through the area. Inland, you can avoid the brunt of a hurricane’s force, and live closer to more everyday amenities, yet you will have a longer drive to the beach. Weigh these pros and cons to select the proximity from the beach that works best for you.
Despite being a somewhat obvious consideration, your budget is another major factor to consider when browsing homes. It is incredibly easy to be drawn to properties that are outside of your budget. This is especially true when buying a high-end property since the various premium features can be incredibly enticing, leading you to spend more than desired.
Unsure about what the upper limit of your homebuying budget should be? Work with a financial professional to help you set a reasonable limit.
Your commute time
Get the most accurate idea of your commute time by using the directions feature on Google Maps to chart your route during the time of day (or night) when you’d leave home and work. Do this over several days to obtain an accurate estimate of how long you can expect to drive between locations.
Required repairs and home updates
Looking at the home itself, there are a number of important factors to consider. Repairs and upgrades are two of the more essential categories you should evaluate prior to making an offer. Why? Depending on the work that is needed, the price can add up quickly. In some cases, these repairs are non-negotiable; they will be needed to live comfortably in the home.
What are some of the most common repairs and upgrades that are needed upon moving into a new home?
- Roof repair or replacement
- HVAC repair or replacement
- New windows and doors
- Foundation repairs
- Water heater repair or replacement
- Siding repair or replacement
- Water damage repairs
- Deck repairs
Age of the home
Home features and layout
Now to one of the most fun parts of choosing a home: its features and layout. For most people, this is the most exciting part of reviewing and touring available properties.
Whether you’ve started looking for homes or not, draft a list of the features and layout styles that are most desirable to you. You can also split the list into things you’d like, and things that are absolute must-haves. Having this list on-hand will make it easier to narrow down your choices when choosing a home.
Indoor and outdoor square footage/acreage
Do you plan to build a music or entertainment room when the kids get older? Will your family be expanding over the next few years, or will the kids be leaving home for college? Have a short and long-term plan of how you want to use your new residence. This will help you select the right square footage/acreage.
When working with premier real estate expert Laura Sanders, you are never expected to figure out everything on your own. Alongside her team, Laura knows how to make your home buying experience enjoyable and hassle-free. Contact her today to start the process of finding your dream home.