4 Ways to Avoid Homebuyer's Remorse

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 9:25am.

how to avoid home buyers remorse

Whether you are looking to buy a home in the bustling heart of Charleston or in the private community of Sullivan’s Island, a home may come with more than you bargained after the purchase is complete. Often, your eyes will mask the imperfections of a home until after you have settled in and begin to see the home with a fresh perspective, which can result in a sense of remorse that forces the question of whether you should have chosen a different home.

The real estate professionals of Keadle Real Estate Group seek to inform every client about the ins and outs of a home prior to closing in order to assist our clients with making a wise home purchase. In line with our commitment to every home buyer’s overall satisfaction, here are 4 ways to avoid homebuyer's remorse when you buy your first or next home:

  1. Only buy what you can afford. Homebuyers’ remorse can often result from making the grave error of miscalculating finances and long-term ability to meet the monthly mortgage payment. Be realistic about what Charleston Real Estate you can reasonably afford without overextending yourself.

  2. Utilize the services of a reputable home inspection company. The home inspection company should identify any problems with the property and highlight any repairs needed so you know what you are getting into before committing to a purchase. However, you must be certain that the inspection company you choose is highly rated to ensure you are made fully aware of the current state of the home.

  3. Visit the area several times. One common complaint from homeowners with buyer’s remorse stems from neighborhood disturbances, such as a loud neighbor and sounds of construction, traffic or low-flying planes. To avoid dissatisfaction with the home due to the neighborhood, visit the area several times on different days and at different times before you decide whether it’s the right home for you.

  4. Calculate proximity. Drive to and from work during the times you will normally be on the road and anywhere else to which you will have to drive, such as dropping off or picking up your children from school. A tedious daily commute is sure to wear thin on the novelty of your new house, so make sure you calculate how long it will take you to complete your daily commute before you buy a particular house.

  5. Do as much research as your can. There are numerous resources available to help you discover the perfect community or area to purchase your next home. Start with our Charleston Real Estate Guide to discover current Charleston trends, news & community activities. 

Contact the Keadle Real Estate Group Today

The real estate experts of the Keadle Real Estate in Charleston, SC hold the knowledge and training you need to purchase a home without worrying about having buyer’s remorse after you move in. Schedule an initial consultation today by calling (800) 804-2187 and learn how we can guide you to the home of your dreams! Don't forget to check out our Charleston Real Estate MLS, with over 4000 listings!

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