Moving From the Dorm into Your Own Place

Posted by Lee and Katherine Keadle on Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 10:55am.

Once you are ready to make the big move from your dorm into your own place, the real estate professionals of the Keadle Real Estate Group can help you find the perfect residence in or around Charleston, SC. Before you start getting out the packing boxes, here are 4 things you should consider when you begin your search for Charleston Real Estate for Sale:

1. Location: When looking in certain areas, take into account your short-term needs. Do you like the busy city life, a suburban sprawl, or the relaxed lifestyle near the beach? Do you prefer quick access to a highway for ease of commuting or would you like the peace that comes with living off the beaten path? We recommend visiting different communities in various areas before narrowing your search parameters to a specific area.

2. Commute: You must consider the commute you are willing to commit to before you choose your preferred neighborhood. One that is too far from your daily destinations could prove to be a burden, so test the route you will take at the times of day when you will be on the road to assess whether it’s a good fit for you. For instance, due to the short commute, James Island Real Estate may be a consideration if you work in Downtown Charleston. 

3. Future plans: Your current idea of an ideal place to live may clash with your future plans for your life. For example, if you plan to stay in your residence for a long time and also dream of having children in the future, there are other factors to look at before signing a contract, such as the proximity of the neighborhood to local schools and parks, the school district’s ratings, and whether the home will have enough space for future growth.

4. Finances: While it may be tempting to buy or lease outside of your price range so you can get what you want sooner rather than later, do not make a hasty decision based on the income you think you’ll have in a year or so. Things can change in an instant, and it’s best to use your current financial picture to determine what you can afford.

Real Estate for Sale in Charleston

With thousands of Charleston Real Estate listings in our database, the Keadle Real Estate Group is prepared to guide you out of your dorm and into your new place. Contact our knowledgeable staff today by calling (800) 804-2187 and let one of our agents show you what is available in the areas that would be best suit your lifestyle and goals. Want more information on real estate trends, community activities, current events and more? Check out our handy Charleston Real Estate Guide!


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