Tips and Tricks for Buying in the Green Mountain State
So you’re buying a home in Vermont, where should you start?
Searching for your new home is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming when looking at all of your options. I’ve been working with clients buying and selling home in Vermont for four years, here are a few things to consider as you begin your journey.
Location, Location, Location
You’ve settled on Vermont, great! We’ve got amazing views, delicious restaurants, and an abundance of craft breweries. Now you have to decide where in the Green Mountain State your ideal town is. Vermont has a little bit of everything, from rural to urban and new to old. Consider what you want in a home, including: neighborhood, school district, price, and proximity to your job.
Become Comfortable with Compromise
Location, noise level, and access are all huge components to a house that are unchangeable and areas where you shouldn’t compromise. Other areas that can be changed, are better areas to compromise. So knowing that you might have an outdated kitchen on your ideal piece of property will be worth it in the long run. Picture renovations you can make down the road that would make it your dream home. Plus small and cost effective changes can make a big difference; a fresh coat of paint can go a long way!
Buying a home, or even moving to a new one, is a big life moment. Make sure you’re planning ahead so that when you find your dream home, you’re confident and prepared to make an offer. Be sure to get pre-approved for a mortgage, consider your moving timeline, and research insurance options. Sellers will be more attracted to your bid if they know you are pre-approved by a mortgage lender.
Find a Real Estate Professional
Real estate agents are experienced professionals who will help you , assist in negotiations, get a fair price, and minimize the hours of research and online searching. Find someone who knows the area that you want to move to. They’ll know about more than just the homes and will be able to help you decide based on school district and neighborhood feel. Brush up on testimonials from buyers and sellers too so that you know you’re getting someone who will care about you and what you need in a home.
Your journey is as unique as you are, as you bring challenges, needs, wants, and desires to your new home. But buying a house is well worth it because of the wonderful reward at the end, your dream home.
For more information on buying a home in Vermont, contact Leigh Horton to help you with Your Journey.
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