How to Decide Between Two Houses
If you are torn between two Banff homes for sale or two homes in your dream location, you are probably wondering how you will ever decide between the two. We want you to choose the home that’s perfect for you, and in order to do so, there’s a few things you should consider.
Where your home is located is typically a pretty large factor in choosing which house you want. Whether you are looking to stay in the same neighborhood you are currently living in or seeking out a top-notch school district for your children, location may end up being your deciding factor.
A few other things to keep in mind when it comes to location is if the house is near heavy traffic, in walking distance to numerous amenities, or in a secluded section for wanted privacy.
If your budget is near $200,000 and you are between a home that is $150,000 that is going to require a multitude of updates versus a home that is move-in ready priced at $220,000, you may decide to increase your budget. Finding a home that has everything on your checklist can be a difficult task to accomplish, but it isn’t impossible.
Your budget is ultimately going to be your decision, and if lesser amenities are worth the saved money or vice versa.
When you are deciding between two homes, the condition of them is important to note. Again, this will depend on your budget but if a home is newly built with no updates or changes needed, this may be something you are interested in for the benefit of being move-in ready.
On the contrary, fixer upper homes are in high demand. If projects or the thought of creating a home specifically based on your wants and needs, a home that needs a bit of work can be just what you are looking for.
If you are truly stuck between two or more homes and have only gone through one walkthrough, asking your real estate agent for a second or third viewing is more than acceptable. It’s also important to complete these walkthroughs at different times of the day.
For example, if the home is located on a busy street, checking it out during rush hour is a good idea to see how much of the traffic you can hear and how it will affect your daily commute.
Ask a Friend
Lastly, receiving different feedback and opinions from other homeowners can be a valued piece of information. You may not have had a certain amenity or feature in your current or past homes that a friend or family member has. Their insight on how certain features of a home can be extremely beneficial to your ultimate decision.
Regardless of which house you choose, as long as you evaluate the pros and cons of each and find what truly fits your needs best will land you in the home where you are meant to live.