Helpful New Buyer Hints
Scout The Neighborhood Before Buying
If You Purchase A "Fixer Upper" Tackle one project at a time
The temptation when you buy an older home is to try to do too much at one time. Fixing the porch, remodelling the kitchen, replacing the fence, updating the bathroom, re-doing the landscaping and painting might be too much to try at one time. fence. Before you know it, you and your family may find yourself NOT enjoying your new home for an extended period of time because your entire house AND yard up. Ultimately it will all come together, but there may be a lot of added stress with everything going on at once.
Keep a Homeowner's Journal
Purchase and maintain a journal record of repairs, invoices, plans/sketches, estimates and all other paperwork pertaining to the house in it. Storing all your house information in one handy place makes life easier for the homeowner and can be a sales 'plus' when selling the house later.
Get to know your house before making big changes
Check the furnace filter and in "nooks and crannys"
Don't be afraid to DIY [Do It Yourself]
Finish projects . . . Now
Budget for trouble
Try to get a home warranty or price reduction for anticipated issues