Choose the Best LocationIf you're between two homes in different towns, it can help to decide between the two by thinking of the locations. If one is closer to work, but they other is closer to where your kids will go to school, and after school activities, you may want the place closer to home. Alternatively, if you think you'll be selling the home again in the future, you may want to choose the home that is located in an easier place to sell. I can be challenging to narrow down between homes, especially when they all offer benefits that you love, but many things in a home can be updated, the location can not.
List the Positives and NegativesWhen you're between several homes, it can help to list the positives and the negatives of each home, and let you see what you like and don't like. If you prefer the kitchen, master bathroom, and hardwood floors in home "A", but the backyard, neighborhood and two car garage in home "B," remember that you can update the kitchen and flooring of a home, but the permanent things like neighborhood and backyard are not so easy to change. These positives and negatives will vary for every single person, so take some time to sit down and really analyze the homes that you are stuck between.
Think of Your BudgetIf all else fails, and you truly can't decide between the benefits of each home, you can rely on your budget to guide you. Before you started looking for homes, you mortgage lender should find out how much you're wanting to pay on your monthly payment, and then give you a home total based on those numbers. If your home total was $250,000, and home "A" costs $220,000 and home "B" costs your limit of $250,000, you may want to go with the home that is lower on the spectrum. This will give you some more room in your monthly budget to save for updates and improvements to your new home. Of course, if both homes are the same price, you may just have to toss a coin!
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