Another reason to think about buying one of many varieties of houses in New Tampa is the diversity of design and landscaping. Nearly every neighborhood or community is near a major thoroughfare that gives them convenient access to work, doctor's appointments, and cultural activities. If you happen to like one of the homes with these conveniences that a Realtor has shown you, but are hesitating saying yes because you want to change a few things, you can relax knowing there are easy ways to update older houses in Tampa and surrounding areas.
New Colors for the Rooms
Are the interior walls of the home much too bland for your liking? There is no reason they have to stay that way. How To guides often suggest that neutral colors be applied to the walls before placing the home for sale, as it gives prospective buyers the opportunity to visualize if their furniture suits the area without being concerned if a certain shade of green or blue will clash. A new coat of paint is typically applied to the trim and baseboards, as well. Again, this is easily changed and saves you the problem of applying a base coat to the walls and trim.
If the seller mentions painting the home before they move, they have handed you a bargaining tool. Discuss the idea of selecting the colors you want or perhaps getting a price reduction if you take charge of the painting with your Realtor first. That gives you an opportunity to make a counter-offer that benefits you by letting you select the paint that will make the house your home.
Closets and Storage Space
One of the primary things to look for when exploring these homes is storage space, especially the size of the closets. Is there enough room to hang your family's clothing? Check for a conveniently located linen closet with adequate storage space, including shelves. There should be cabinets in the bathroom to hold towels, washcloths and incidental items. Each person has their own kitchen cabinet and drawer needs, so base that section on what is essential for you. The seller may have some hints about what was done to compensate for any shortage of shelving, counter space and closets.