When buying a home, there are some things you should never compromise on-or you’ll likely regret your home purchase, according to Realtor.com
- The floor plan. It is difficult and expensive to reconfigure a home’s floor plan. If a home doesn’t have the minimum number of rooms or the flow of the main living areas you want, you should cross it off your list.
- The school district. You should carefully consider your neighborhood school district, and even get a map of its exact boundaries to make sure your home is within the correct district.
- The neighbors. You should pay attention to the condition of neighboring homes. Not only do you have to live with your neighbors on a daily basis, but they can affect your home’s future resale value too.
- The budget. Consider all the expenses-monthly mortgage payments, homeowner association dues, utility costs and real estate taxes-beyond the list price to make sure you’ll be financially comfortable.
- The commute. Test-drive the route between your home and office to be certain you’re willing to make the commute every day.