We’re a Wakefield-based family business that buys and sells property in Massachusetts. Our sellers are facing all sorts of property situations including downsizing, financial distress, “housing up” – or they just don’t want to pay those expensive real estate broker commissions!
Each and every one of the working population dreams of having their own place to call home. There are some, unfortunately, not many, are lucky enough to acquire hand-me-down houses from their parents or relatives but this is not always the case for most of us, we’d have to work long hours and secure a good paying job to even begin planning on getting our own permanent dwelling named after us.
That being said, here are some of the things to considerbefore we purchase our own piece of real estate:
An important aspect that we need to prioritize when making any purchase is money. You may have landed on a huge paying job or you may be earning extra from side businesses but I advise not to jump on purchasing your own real estate piece right away. You may want to think first if you are already a regular on the job or how stable the company you are working for is. Ask yourself, “Will I be able to keep this job until I can finish paying for it or will the company itself last long enough for me to complete the payment?” If you are uncertain how things will go with your income in the long run, you may want to hold it off for now and wait until you are able to clearly picture your cash flow.
Of course, you will not be buying a piece of land just for the heck of it. There will be a reason and the two primary ones are either for settlement or to have it rented out. With this consideration in mind, it will allow you to select the proper location that would benefit the purpose of your investment.
After you have considered your purpose on investing for the property, you may now consider where you will put it up. If you have decided to make it your residence, you may want a quiet, peaceful community or you may want it to be near business districts so you can have shorter travel times going back and forth to work or everywhere else, depending on your preferences.
The same could be said if you want it to be rented as a residential space or a commercial space. The purpose of your property dictates mostly where it should be built.
Another factor to consider is the geographical make-up of the area. There are places that seemed just perfect for your taste until you found out that it is frequently flooded after just a few rain showers or the location might be frequently shaken by earthquakes. This event happens everywhere but some places have it more than others and such occurrences may impede you from going about your daily routines. Also, if you are intending to have your property insured, this kind of locations may prevent you from getting one. Always do proper research before taking any decision.
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