Choosing The Right Home in Long Beach CA
There are so many rational reasons for buying a home. You’ve heard them. Your home costs stay steady. In the long term, real estate always goes up. A community in which most people own their homes is usually more stable. The tax deduction on your mortgage interest save you a lot of money. These are good reasons to buy a home but when it comes to deciding which home to buy it is more personal.
The Right Long Beach CA Home For You
The personal criteria include how much space do you need? Do you want your children to attend a particular school? What facilities do you want close to your home? How close do you want to be to your work? Do you need a special place for a hobby? Are you an avid cook who needs a well equipped kitchen or are you more the microwave type? Knowing your must haves is important in choosing a home.
The Right Long Beach CA Home For Your Finances
But equally important know, your must “not haves”. For example, I have a bad back. Stairs are very difficult for me. I can fall in love with a two story house, but living in it would be torture. Do you love or hate carpeting? Does your job require a home office? Compromising and buying a house without space for one could make your life impossible. Maybe you have young children and absolutely cannot live on a busy corner lot. It is important to know.
The same considerations come into effect when considering what you want to spend. The banks will tell you the maximum they will lend. But only you know how much you can really afford. You may be giving your mother $300 a month for expenses. Or an annual vacation might be an absolute must for you. You might be sending your children to private school. You may have income from selling your art work which the banks do not count. Only you know what you can really afford. Too be” house rich” and cash poor can make you seriously discontented with life.
When we sit down to discuss your home purchase we will talk about your must haves and must not haves and what you can really afford. This way we can find a home you can enjoy buying now and living in later.
Long Beach Real Estate Experts
List! Buy! Save! is not your ordinary Long Beach real estate Brokerage. Unlike most real estate companies that force you to do things one way or their way, we believe you should have choices to pick and choose what best fits your individual needs.
We are always looking for new ways to make and Long Beach real estate more efficient AND less costly for our clients, without sacrificing quality or service. If you’re looking to buy a home in Long Beach or sell your existing Long Beach property, we will be happy to take care of your real estate needs. Our mission is to provide outstanding customer service while utilizing the best practices and systems available.
For more information about List! Buy! Save! real estate services and how we can best serve you, please fill out the online contact form or give us call today!
Maya Swamy, Ph.D
The No Excuses Agent
List! Buy! Save!