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Keys to Confident Homebuying: Education - Top Tips from Baessler Homes

July 17, 2023

Searching for your dream home can be an exciting journey, but it's crucial to consider various factors to make an informed decision. As a trusted home builder, we understand the importance of finding the perfect home. We're here to help you get started on the homebuying process with the key considerations you should keep in mind, which will guide you toward making the best decision for you and your family. 

Always remember your ABCs when looking at a potential new home (Area, Builder, Community). By taking these factors into account, you can get a complete picture of your potential home and make a smart, informed choice.

Area: Considering the area is crucial because it directly impacts your day-to-day life. The geographic location should align with your needs and preferences, considering factors such as proximity to your workplace, shopping centers, and recreational areas.

  • Commute Time: Consider the distance between your potential home and your workplace, as well as the average commute time during peak hours.

  • Access to Major Highways: Check if the area has convenient access to major highways or public transportation, as this can significantly impact your daily commute and travel flexibility.

  • Resale Value: Considering resale value is important because it ensures that your investment in a home maintains its value and potential for future financial gains when you decide to sell.

  • Natural Surroundings: Are there parks, green spaces, or outdoor recreational areas nearby? If you enjoy nature and outdoor activities, living close to these areas can enhance your lifestyle.

  • Traffic Patterns: Observe the noise levels during different times of the day and assess the traffic flow in the area. Consider if you prefer a peaceful environment or if you can tolerate some noise and activity.

Builder: Look for a reputable builder with a track record of quality craftsmanship. Research their reputation, visit previous homes they've built, and assess their commitment to customer satisfaction.

  • Builder's Reputation: Considering a builder's reputation is crucial as it helps ensure the quality of craftsmanship, reliability, and customer satisfaction associated with their previous projects, ultimately providing peace of mind and confidence in your homebuying decision.

  • Previous Homes Built: Visit other homes built by the same builder online or in-person, if possible, to evaluate the quality of construction, craftsmanship, and attention to detail. Assess if they align with your expectations and standards.

  • Included features: Considering the included features that the builder offers is crucial to ensure that the home meets your specific needs and preferences while avoiding costly post-purchase upgrades or renovations.

  • Warranty & Customer Support: Considering the warranty and customer care offered by the builder is vital to provide peace of mind, protect your investment, and ensure prompt resolution of any issues that may arise after purchasing your home.

Community: Explore the community's amenities, such as parks, playgrounds, and fitness centers. Evaluate the school district's quality if you have children or plan to start a family. Consider the overall atmosphere and social activities that align with your preferences.

  • School District: If you have children or plan to start a family, consider the quality of the schools within the community. Research the school district's reputation, available extracurricular activities, and educational opportunities to ensure your children receive a high-quality education.

  • Amenities: Take note of communal spaces within the community, such as parks, playgrounds, green spaces, or common gathering areas. These spaces can provide opportunities for recreation, relaxation, and socializing within the community.

  • Homeowners Association (HOA): If the community has an HOA, review their rules, regulations, and fees. Understand the restrictions, architectural guidelines, and maintenance responsibilities associated with the HOA to determine if they align with your preferences and lifestyle.

  • Sense of Community: Evaluate the sense of community within the neighborhood. Are there community events, gatherings, or initiatives that foster a strong community spirit? Consider if you value a close-knit community where neighbors know and support each other.

Finding the perfect home involves careful consideration of various factors, such as the area, builder, community, included features, warranty and customer care, and the school district. By taking the time to evaluate these aspects, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your lifestyle, preferences, and long-term goals. Whether it's the convenience of the location, the craftsmanship of the builder, the amenities of the community, or the educational opportunities for your children, each factor plays a crucial role in creating a comfortable and fulfilling living experience. Remember to prioritize your needs, conduct thorough research, and consult with professionals to ensure that your new home not only meets your current requirements but also has the potential to fulfill your future aspirations.

By keeping the ABCs (Area, Builder, Community) in mind, you can navigate the homebuying process with confidence. At Baessler Homes, we commit to quality craftsmanship, exceptional customer care, and thoughtfully designed communities, and we're here to guide you on this exciting journey. Start exploring with Baessler Homes today and find the perfect place to call home!

As first-time home buyers, Baessler Homes’ team made the entire process seamless. We used one of their preferred lenders and they walked us through every inch of our loan and told us everything we needed to know. Overall the whole process was unlike any other. Exceptional in every way.

Daniel Castro-Blok | Fort Lupton, CO - Lupton Village