If you’ve begun searching for a home in the Atlanta, Georgia, area, Phil and the entire team at ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. is here to help. We know that buyers today are looking for more than just a great listing price and a good amount of square footage. The right house also has to meet your needs for years to come. Below are just a few signs that a potential home is the right one for you and your family.
1. It Fits Your Future
The right home will have not only enough space for your current family, but also space for the family you wish to have in the future. In the next seven to ten years, your space needs could greatly change due to major life events. Consider the following:
- Marriage or moving in together
- Having or adopting kids or animals
- Kids leaving for college, or moving into their own homes
- Kids moving back in after finishing college
- Aging parents moving in
2. The Maintenance and HOA Fees Are Reasonable
The cost of owning and maintaining a home varies greatly, depending on the home’s location, condition, age, and other factors. Before you purchase a home, talk to your real estate agent about the average maintenance costs of a home in the neighborhoods you’re interested in, and budget accordingly. Additionally, make sure that any homeowner association fees are not only affordable but also provide you with benefits you will use.
3. You’re Comfortable with the Commute
You may have already thought of the location relative to your place of work. However, when looking into a new home, it’s important to also factor in all the other places you frequent. Consider how long your commute will be to school, church, favorite grocery stores, etc.
4. It Passes a Home Inspection
Finally, and most importantly, if the home doesn’t pass a home inspection, it is not the right one! The home inspection goes beyond what’s visible and helps you understand the bare-bones condition of the property. By knowing any home concerns or repairs that are needed, you can confidently make decisions about purchasing the property.
If you need more help deciding if a home is right for you, take advantage of a high-quality and professional home inspection from ProTech. Our team thoroughly inspects each home, and also offers specialty home inspections, including mold testing, radon testing, and pool inspections. Contact us today at (770) 277-5655 to schedule your home inspection!