Posted on: March 28, 2024 Posted by: marketing@allentate.com Comments: 0

Last Updated on March 28, 2024

You’ve saved. You’ve planned. You’ve met with your mortgage lender and know how much house you can afford. Now it’s time to buy your first home.

Option #1: Move-In-Ready Homes

With the real estate market still booming, move-in-ready homes are scarce for everyone – especially first-time home-buyers. But don’t let the market deter you from getting what you want.

Although new construction is still not outpacing demand, it is improving, which means more inventory coming to the market. For first-time home-buyers, this is promising news.

Purchasing a new, move-in-ready home is a safe bet when looking forward to a healthy resale value. Additionally, the upkeep for a newly constructed home is minimal, and the potential for costly repairs is low. Because of this, you’ll have the budget to increase your ROI by performing exterior home improvements, adding immediate value to your home. 

Option #2: Fixer-Uppers

First-time home-buyers who have renovation experience and resources may purchase a more-affordable home that needs a good amount of work, unlike a move-in-ready property.

When most people think of a fixer-upper, it brings up visions of a money pit. It doesn’t have to be that way. Buying a fixer-upper may get you into the neighborhood you want. If you’re unsure whether it’s the right decision for you, this article gives sound advice on what to consider when buying a home that needs renovation.

One key point to remember is that the ROI of your renovations increases your home’s value exponentially. If you don’t mind living in a house that needs a make-over, this may be the best option for you in the long run.

Option #3: Build Your Own

If you can’t find what you want, build it. Though the thought of this may be daunting, the ability to customize a home to fit your family’s unique needs is very appealing to many who ultimately choose to build. Take a look at some common new construction mistakes to avoid if you’re thinking about going down this path.

About Allen Tate Realtors

Allen Tate Realtors has been helping our clients achieve their real estate goals since 1957 and is the #1 real estate company in the Carolinas. With local roots and global connections, thanks to our partnership with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, our real estate agents can provide their customers with superior service, unparalleled connections, and vast market knowledge. Allen Tate provides real estate, mortgage, insurance, and relocation services throughout the entire homeownership lifecycle.

 Allen Tate Companies is a proud partner of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the largest independent, family-owned real estate company in the country. With more than 13,000 sales associates and staff members across the combined companies, our agents are the best of the best.

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