What Area of Central Virginia Should You Buy In?
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Buying a Central Virginia home is a serious matter, so you want to make sure that you purchase the right home in the right location. But exactly where is the right location? By using a few tools you can easily decide that.
First, you have to determine how far out you are willing to commute. Start at your job's location and circle outward the maximum distance that you are comfortable commuting. If you live in a highly congested traffic area then your willingness to travel won't be as far as in a small, rural town.
Once you have a radius, talk to a lender and determine what your maximum price range should be. This doesn't mean that you have to spend that much, it just gives you a ceiling to stay under in price.
Taxes are a huge deciding factor for some families. For some, it is the largest factor. If you fall into this category check the counties that you have narrowed your search down to and see what you can expect to pay in taxes on certain price range homes.
Next, you want to consider schools. This is a major issue for home buyers even if they do not have children because one day they will want to sell and it will be a huge issue for the new buyers. You can go online and see state rankings for test scores plus the breakdown of what the students are scoring. If you will be driving your children to school take this into consideration as well.
Now that you have your commuting range, your price and the schools you prefer you can contact a real estate agent to have them pull available Central Virginia homes for you. A buyer's agent is paid from the seller's proceeds so take advantage of this free service. Have a list ready of key items that you are looking for to help them narrow the search. By focusing on these specific guidelines your realtor will be able to pinpoint exactly what you are looking for.
All you will have to do now is check out specific neighborhoods as you find homes you like. Doing your homework ahead of time will not only make the search much more specific, but it will give you far less homes that you have to eliminate.
To get a list of homes that meet all of your specifications, contact Central Virginia real estate professional Fulton Gaylord.
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