hope you are not still looking for the perfect home. It is not unusual for people
to completely design their new home from scratch, only to be disappointed with
the end result. In the final analysis, a home purchase is always a compromise.
You like the house, but not the lot. You like the location, but not the house.
You like the floor plan, but not the decor. It’s always something. Knowing
that your next home purchase will be a compromise, the issue comes down to deciding
what you must have and what you can give up. Here are some suggested items you
should NOT give up:
Location: Remember, a home purchase must satisfy your needs and
tastes but also be a worthwhile investment. A good location can always make up
for shortcomings in the property itself.
Bedrooms: The first question asked by potential home buyers is,
“How many bedrooms does it have?” The number of bedrooms must accommodate
your needs and appeal to a significant percentage of buyers who will consider
buying your home in the future.
Bathrooms: The second most frequently asked question is, “How
many bathrooms?” Don’t include the bathrooms that may be located in
the basement, if any. They do not carry the value that bathrooms have that are
located elsewhere in the house. A bath off the master bedroom is usually a much
sought-aft feature by most home buyers.
ADVICE: When you begin the search for your next home, decide
in advance which features you will and will not compromise.