Home Buying & Selling
December 7, 2021

What to Do When You Can’t Find the Right House

There are several things that can go wrong when looking for a home. Maybe the property you really loved was lost to a bidding war, or a house you visited just yesterday is already sold a day later. Don’t give up hope! There are several things you can consider before throwing in the towel.

Make Sure You Know What You Want

Developing a list of must-haves, optional features, and things to avoid provides your family and real estate agent a concise game plan while house hunting. Browsing different listings online before you visit in person can provide realistic expectations regarding features, location, and price.

Expand Your Search Parameters

If your search is too specific, you may have trouble finding your dream home. Expanding your search parameters to simply include the next town over is a small way to combat the frustrations you may be feeling in your current location. Since real estate markets and appraisal amounts vary per neighborhood, increasing your hunt to include nearby areas can prove beneficial.

If you’re located close to a state border, consider the same tactics while looking out of state. Does a neighboring state offer better prices without sacrificing neighborhood commodities?

Renovate a House You Like into One You Love

Sometimes, the things that buyers dislike about a home are fixable ones. Maybe you were hoping for an open concept floor plan instead of sections of walls. With a renovation loan, you could knock down the extra walls necessary for your vision to come to light. If you aren’t planning on living in your home for an extended period, certain remodels could be profitable when it’s time to sell.

Build One from Scratch

If you’ve been browsing the market for an extended period and haven’t found something you truly like, consider starting from scratch. If your budget allows, you could build your dream home instead. This allows your home to be completely tailored to you and your family.

Bide Your Time and Wait

The housing market is always changing. New properties come onto the market nearly every day. It may be beneficial to wait for a home you truly love instead of spending more money on a home that you’re not totally in love with and want to renovate.

House hunting can feel like an overwhelming process with so many moving parts. Having someone in your corner to walk you through every milestone can help you through the experience with confidence and minimum stress. To learn more about how our knowledgeable Loan Originators can work for you, contact us today.

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