If you’ve decided to purchase a home in the Carmel, Fishers, or greater Indianapolis area, GVC Mortgage is here to help. Our team knows that today’s buyers are looking for more than just the right fit in terms of price and square footage, and that they also want to know if a home is going to meet their needs for years to come. Below are just a few signs that a potential home is the right one for you and your family.
1. There’s Room to Grow
When buying a home, its important to think about how your family will fit into it now, but also in the next seven to ten years. Consider the following life events and how they could influence your space needs:
- Marriage or moving in together
- Having or adopting kids or animals
- Kids leaving for college, or moving into their own homes
- Adult kids or aging parents moving in
2. You Can Afford the Upkeep
The cost of owning and maintaining a home varies greatly, depending on the home’s location, condition, age, and other factors. Before you purchase a home, talk to your real estate agent about the average maintenance costs of a home in the neighborhoods you’re interested in, and budget accordingly.
3. You’re Comfortable with the HOA Fees
Homeowners association fees can be a great investment if the benefits have value to you. But, they can become a nuisance if they do not. For example, if your new neighborhood has a pool but you never plan to use it, you wouldn’t want to pay for that privilege. However, if you hate lawn maintenance and your new neighborhood provides it, a monthly fee is a small price to pay to have it taken care of for you.
4. It Works with Your Commute
You may have already thought of this one relative to your place of work. However, when looking into a new home, it’s important to also factor in all the other places you frequent. Consider how long your commute will be to school, church, favorite grocery stores, etc.
If you’re looking for more help in deciding if a home is right for you, or if you want to explore your mortgage options, contact GVC Mortgage today at (317) 564-4906. Our team of home loan professionals serves home buyers just like you every day. Our office is convenient for anyone in the Carmel, Fishers, or greater Indianapolis area. Get one step closer to homeownership by calling us today.