If you are a first time home buyer, it is all too easy to fall for the bad decorating, dirty back yard and in the end miss a home with great potential. This is a very dangerous mistake to make considering how fast houses change from being for sale to being sold in the market. Here are some tips on how to check the homes’ true potential, whether it is a simple home in the country or a luxury house in Tampa, Florida.
Walls – when touring the house try and imagine how the walls would look after a new coat of nice paint of your choice instead of whatever distasteful colour they are at the moment. Remember that walls can be easily changed and shouldn’t really play a big role in your decision making.
Floors – like the walls, these also make a big first impression but can be very easily changed so don’t’ be fooled by old carpets or broken tiles.
Pools – if you are looking for a home that has a pool, you should be ready to spend a fortune. Instead, consider getting one with a damaged or dysfunctional pool. The cost to repair it won’t be as much as you think.
View – junk lying around, old or ugly windows and other things that makes the house ‘look’ undesirable can be cleaned up in a jiffy. Don’t allow these minor things leave a lasting impression on you.
Kitchen – again remember that you can do your own remodelling and get your own fresh high tech appliances when you get the house so forget about those nineteen forgotten countertops!
Remember that your dream home must be made by you and there is no way you will find an exact match. So although the previous owner had no sense of ‘style’, if the price is right-grab it!
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