What to Know Before Buying a Home
Before hitting the streets to look for a home, check out these helpful facts and figures from the experts at Sleep On It.
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- Nearly 63 percent of all U.S. households have a pet.
- Since 1950, family sizes are smaller, but house sizes have doubled.
- Thirty-six percent of buyers rank proximity to friends and family as an important factor.
- A nice view can easily add value of a home, so make sure your home's view is not in danger of being obstructed by future construction.
- Most buyers view about nine homes before making a selection.
- Buyers should look for loose railings or steps on porches and decks.
- Keep a measuring tape handy when touring potential homes to determine if your furnishings will fit.
- Always consider any non-negotiable costs associated with a property such as homeowners' association dues or condo fees.
- Sixty-eight percent of buyers rank neighborhood as the most important factor when choosing a home.
- More than 70 percent of buyers want two or more full bathrooms and a laundry room, and more than half want a formal dining room.