When you are looking for a new home to relocate your family to, you want to make sure you find one in your price range that you and your family will all be happy in. If you are looking for a conservative price, then you should prepare yourself for some compromises that you may need to make in order to end up in a great place that doesn't break the bank. You may find that it's going to be extremely difficult to find your exact dream home for a price you can realistically afford to pay toward the mortgage each month. This is where compromises will come in to play. Here are some of the areas you may find easier to compromise on when searching for real estate for sale.
Move a bit away from the city
Even though you tend to get more land with your house when you move a bit out of the city, you'll usually still find that the cost of the houses decreases. While you may love city living, it may be worth it to add twenty minutes or so to your commute in order to get a great house for a price that falls right in your budget.
Get a house with an unpermitted bedroom
An unpermitted bedroom doesn't mean that you will be fined for having that bedroom, it simply means that the bedroom was done without the proper permits, so it can't be counted as a bedroom when it comes to the home's description and the amount it appraises for. This means, if you are looking for a three bedroom and have found most are out of your price range, you may be able to find a two bedroom with a family room or basement that has been converted to a third bedroom for a price you can afford.
Forego some amenities you can add later
If you have had your heart set on a house that has something you could realistically add to it at a later date, then you may want to forego some of those amenities and add them later when you are able to afford them on your own. This can help you get a more affordable house, but still get the amenities you want down the road. Some examples of these amenities that you can add later can include, but are not limited to:
- A swimming pool
- A fence around the property
- An outside deck
- A fireplace
- A central HVAC system