Advice to Buyers: You Can Change a House, But You CAN’T Change the Location

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage

Sometime back, I spent time with a young couple who could not decide whether they wanted to buy a house, West of Yonge St, to be closer to family or East of Yonge St, to be closer to work …… In the end, they chose closer to work. If they decide to move again, I’ll remember this post for them.


Original content by Barbara Altieri RES.0781237

Advice to Buyers: You Can Change a House, But You CAN’T Change the Location.

I always tell my clients, “You can change a house, but you can’t change the location”.

Stay focused if you are looking for a house where you could put a playscape or later on a pool or  would love a quiet neighborhood street where the kids can safely play.  Don’t compromise on the location.

While one house may have an outstanding kitchen, it might have a cliff for a backyard.  Another might have the most ideal room configuration for your needs but is located way off the beaten path and would add at least an hour to your commute.  Another may have an awesome master bedroom and bath but is located on a main drag.

If you have specific location and lot requirements, satisfy them first in your search for a house.   

Then find a house with specs that are close enough to what you have on your wish list remembering again that nothing is perfect and you will likely have to make tradeoffs.  

Don’t get too caught up in finding that ‘perfect’ house.  It rarely exists.

It’s very easy to get off track and get tempted by house interiors.   Always keep in mind that you can change anything you want on the inside. You can even add on to the house if that is feasible.  But you CAN’T change the location.


Advice to Buyers: You Can Change a House, But You CAN’T Change the Location.



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