Sunday, August 15, 2021

Avoid Buyer's Remorse with Your Lexington MA Home


House-hunting can be a lot of fun for new buyers in Lexington MA, but your judgement can quickly get away from you. It is easy to focus more on features of the home rather than costs like upkeep and utilities and buyer’s remorse can set in after you’ve signed on the dotted line.

Keep in mind the following three common sources of homebuyer’s remorse, especially as you tour available properties in Lexington:

Awkward layout

The kitchen is one of the most important areas of the home and buyers underestimate the layout all too often. Walk around the space and think about your usual cooking habits and food prep patterns. You may think that kitchen island will be a life saver, but not if it will get in the way of your routine.

Too big of a home

Moving up to a larger home in Lexington MA involves more than just buying additional furniture. There are extra costs—like higher heating and cooling bills, more time spent cleaning and outfitting the extra rooms with furniture—that need to be considered in your decision. As a homebuyer, you may later regret the expense and upkeep of buying a bigger home.

Buying for the trends

If you purchase a home for the trends it has, like cement countertops or brass light fixtures, you may find it much harder to sell as styles change. In fact, your own style is subject to change and you will be faced with the expense of renovating. Look for classic, timeless features instead!

Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about buying a home in Lexington MA and beyond this year or for a list of available homes in the area.

Theresa D'Antuono

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