If you are looking to buy your first home here are a few home buying tips that will help the first time home buyer. The Logan Hall Homes team are real estate experts in the Peoria AZ area and surrounding communities.
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It is an old cliche, but Location, Location, Location is everything. School districts are the number one reason people move into a certain area. Even if you do not have children, it will help maintain your property values as long as the school stays strong.
Accessibility is a good and bad thing. Homes need to be near major arteries for ease of transportation to and from work, but they need to be far away from the noise pollution of a busy road. Look at the maps and decide on an area, then go to the area and highlight a few of the quieter neighborhoods. This will help you narrow your search.
The yard is key. Home resale value is higher on homes with a larger yard. Allow yourself some extra stretching room, because if you are landlocked and want more space, you will have to buy a new house.
Obnoxious Dogs and Nosey Neighbors. You should actually walk around the neighborhood before buying. You will quickly get a feel for the nuisances around. I am sure there will be a person or two out and about. Feel free to ask them some questions. They may tell you more than you need to hear. Listen out for large loud dogs or amateur dog breeders. This can make your new home a nightmare. Stay clear.
Close proximity to shops, police and other services. A beautiful home can be great, but if you are far from civilization it will affect your resale. Of course you may be looking for something on the edges, which is fine, just remember it limits your market when you are looking to sell. Unless of course you predicted city growth correctly. Information on freeways and planned subdivisions can be found at the local city recorders office. You may be able to see the way the city is growing the next ten years before anyone else knows.
Check out Federal Aviation Airplane routes. You may find the dream back yard ruined by the constant barrage of low flying aircraft. The information can be accessed by your Real Estate Agent if requested.
Bathrooms. It is expensive to add a bathroom so make sure the home you are buying has what you need. There are building codes and restriction to where you can add a new one so plan to renovate not build if money is tight.