by Kevin Hughes
on Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at 11:57am.
Buying a Boise home can sometimes literally feel like you are inside the center of a tornado... and there are certainly things that can easily be over looked when dealing with moving that should be paid attention to. Remember to get organized as early as possible on your move out so you can be equally well prepared for your move in! You are probably getting excited about the move out- but have you over looked things like transferring the utilities to the new owners, or making certain the mail and your important credit and license information has been changed? Those are but a few small but necessary items that you need to consider before the move out or even the purchase.
Making Repairs If you are making the decision to settle on an older home that has some repair issues it may be advisable that you negotiate with the owner about having those items taken care of beforehand. Another option in addressing repairs on your new Boise house is to have the purchase price and mortgage amount lowered to offset the cost to you for having the repairs done yourself. If the home has significant deferred maintenance issues like water leakage problems or electrical problems that may entail a great more sweat and work than you can handle- be aware and honestly determine what you can and cannot do.
Proximity of Activities & Stores Say you like the location of the new Boise home within its neighborhood, but you have no idea if there are stores, medical facilities or even events that you can take advantage of- find out before you sign! This may prove to be a possible deal breaker if you are going to be living far from theaters, stores, or even schools. All those who will live in the house should share their thoughts in deciding upon the location for the new house regardless of whether its going to be Boise real estate, a Meridian home or an Eagle property. The future holds lots of trips to your most frequented hot spots, so you'll want to have the location which is ideal for the whole household.
Room and Storage Space- Is it Ample? Make certain that the home is the appropriate fit and that you can fit whatever you need to take with you in your new Idaho home. Measure the rooms and storage areas of your potential home to see if you can actually fit adequately and will be able to into the future.
Yard Size- Will it Work? If the Boise area home that you buy is located on a small lot and you enjoy cultivating a huge garden, then this may be a no go for you. Do not let the emotionalism of securing a good financial deal on the home override your long-term future comfort . This also goes for a home that has a large frontage or acreage, if you have no time to manicure it. Unless you can afford a professional to take care of the property- avoid the temptation to purchase an Idaho home with too much maintenance and landscaping upkeep.
The Right House at The Right Price
Now that you've checked off the remaining "must haves" on you dream home wish list, go ahead & sign on the dotted line and be excited to join other Boise homeowners in realizing the American dream. Whether your new home is located in Boise, in Eagle Idaho or if you're more interested in Meridian real estate- Idaho has something for everyone. Most neighborhoods across Ada County are in close proximity to downtown Boise and all its fantastic city amenities. Say hello to your new neighbors and enjoy an awesome "outdoorsy" lifestyle rarely found outside of Idaho.