Home Buying Tips

Dated: 03/04/2016

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5 Compromises Worth Making When Buying a Home


Compromise No. 1: Location

It’s one of the first thing we as agents say to clients are willing to budge on.

Compromise No. 2: Square footage

Sometimes the reward is not paying long term for family and friends to be able to stay in your home. So, if you’re hoping to discourage the in-laws from spending three weeks with you each summer, this compromise could work out for the best!

Compromise No. 3: Yard size

Plenty of buyers fantasize about landscaping a sweeping garden, or at least having an outdoor pool or hot tub—until they see what they have to shell out (or give up) to get it.

Compromise No. 4: Awesome garage

Buyers are often flexible on the type of garage as well. Some garages are detached, which means that buyers can’t enter directly into the home from the garage—helpful during inclement weather. And some single-car garages are attached to the house, but—surprise—there is no entry from the garage into the house.

Compromise No. 5: Specific architecture

“Whether it be the architectural style of the house or type of kitchen counters, those things are one of the first things mentioned when clients tell me what they want,” notesAmber Dolle, a Realtor in Sherman Oaks, CA. “But when compromises have to be made and they’ve had time to look at homes for a bit and consider their budget, the home’s aesthetics usually are the thing they choose to overlook.”

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