If you’re looking to buy a home there are some common mistakes that you should avoid at all costs. The first is passing up homes that can be easily fixed. If a home is in your desired location keep in mind that cosmetic issues can often be easily fixed for a relatively small amount of money. Of course, a home that needs an entire new kitchen might not be worth your time and money, but a home that just needs a facelift, a coat of paint, or new carpeting can be well worth your time and money. Another thing to consider is the total cost of homeownership. Many homeowners forget to factor in the cost of home maintenance which is, on average, 1 to 3 percent of the full purchase price of the home, annually. When you are buying a home, a good realtor can lead you away from the most common mistakes and more, so the best protection is a realtor you can trust!
Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County? Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-629-6693.