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Stephanie Wilson-Harzog, RealtorĀ®
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Posted By Stephanie WilsonHartzog @ Feb 5th 2014 7:11am In: Charleston Real Estate Market

Most home buyers start thinking about buying a new home when their previous home stops working out for them.  It starts with little things like a slight shortage of space, but these often lead into bigger things.  For example, you might switch jobs and find that your commute suddenly became a lot longer because of where you live.  If you consider your new job to be permanent, you might want to switch homes to be closer to where you work.  Whatever the reason why you’re thinking about buying a new home, here are a few things for you to consider when looking at Charleston SC homes For sale:

  1. Is it convenient?  Let’s say that you see a home and fall in love with it.  It’s large.  It has a beautiful garden, maybe even a pool.  And you love those floor to ceiling windows that make you feel like you’re outdoors even when you’re indoors.  But is it close to work?  Is there a grocery store close by?  Are there other shops and restaurants?  You might think, initially, that you’re willing to sacrifice all these conveniences but you might regret doing so later.  So make sure you keep them in mind.
  2. Will the children like it?  Schools for children are very important for parents to consider when moving into a new home.  Is the school in the new neighborhood supposed to be a good one?  Are there parks and playgrounds nearby that your children will like to explore?  Are there other kids of your children’s age living in the neighborhood or is it mostly composed of singles.  Taking these things into consideration is a good idea before deciding upon a home.
  3. Is it large enough?  Often, people think that their needs are less than they really are.  It’s possible that you have only one child now but, maybe, in the future, you will have more.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have an extra room to make into a study in case you work from home.  This could also double as a guestroom in case you have people over a lot.  It’s just a good idea to consider whether a home will satisfy all your needs in terms of size before you take the plunge and buy it.

If you’re planning to live in Charleston, you’re lucky because this is one of the friendliest cities in the United States.  By making sure that your home fits all your needs, you will help make Charleston the best place for you.  Contact us for more information on buying a new home.



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