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    Homebuyers should think of certain things before purchasing a house

    If you’re in the market for your dream home in the Western Upstate, there are certain things that you need to stop and think about.  This small list of issues will help you in the long run.

    If you're considering buying a home, there are several things to consider
    If you’re considering buying a home, there are several things to consider
    1. Think of trends in the market.  Is the house you’re looking at in a style or location that other people are looking at too?  If not, you may have trouble selling it later.  Unless you plan to stay there for a long period of time, you will want to take notice of what is popular in today’s market.
    2. There are many expenses you may not have thought about.  Sure, there’s the mortgage payment.  But, just like when you lived in that old apartment, you need to consider your other monthly bills.  Things like electric, water and gas will all be part of the package.  However, you will also have to consider additional costs for maintenance.  After all, you live in a house now.  You are your own manager, so you will be responsible for anything that breaks down.
    3. Check with your Homeowners Association about rules you need to follow.  As stated in an earlier blog, you will need to understand what you can and cannot do when it comes to your HOA.
    4. Look around the neighborhood and get as much information as possible.  Whether it be crime rate, school information, taxes or something else, your agent will be able to guide you to the proper information source for all of your questions.

    The Powell Group encourages you to ask us anything about which you are concerned.  Our team members are always here to answer your questions.  You can also look at our website for housing information in our area.

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