3 Tips For Finding a Home in College Station

February 24, 2017

Foundation Repair in College Station

Purchasing your first home is a major milestone and an exciting time. It is arguably one of the biggest investments most people make in their lives. Because of the magnitude of this purchase, it can quickly become a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are important things to consider if you are thinking of buying a new or old home in College Station.

Proximity to Campus

Depending on your profession, family situation and interests, being close to Texas A&M’s campus might be appealing or a turnoff. If you work on campus or go to the university, you may consider picking a home that is close by, and that translates to an easy commute. If you prefer more peace and quiet, you may want to live further away from campus and energetic students.

Features That Matter

Purchasing a home isn’t like renting an apartment. If you want a bay window, you can’t just wait 12 months for your lease to end and then try again. Decide beforehand what are deal breakers and what you are willing to spend money on. Do you want a one or two story home? Would you be okay with just a tub and not a shower. Should your master bathroom have two sinks? Are you a fan of brick or do you prefer stucco siding? Providing your real estate agent with a clear picture of what you want in your dream home will help them find you the right fit.

Age and Condition

Normally you will be able to find a lower price point on an older home which can have you ready to say, “Sold!” Before you make the deal be sure that the home is in good condition. The sandy and clay mix of soil in College Station can create significant foundation problems for homes over time. While foundation problems typically find ways to make themselves known, like uneven floors, doors and windows that get stuck or cracks in brick or moldings,  a home on the market may be missing these signs. Before making an offer on the home make sure to have the home completely inspected, including the foundation.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in College Station, Brazos County Realty College Station Homes can help. If you are considering selling your home or think your home may have foundation problems contact 1st Choice House Leveling to see how we can help you with affordable foundation repair.

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