Looking for a spacious home but have a limited budget? You may feel like you have to downsize your dreams, but don’t limit your options just yet! By making a few tweaks to your home search, you may be able to find a bigger home within your budget. Supersize your home search with these three tips:
Look for a motivated seller. Some sellers are more motivated than others. Your real estate agent can help you find homes that offer you more square footage for the same cost.
Don’t be afraid to go old school. Avocado-colored appliances and orange shag carpet? For a lot of buyers, things like that are hangups that they can’t get over. But you’re not buying the decor; you’re buying the house! An existing home — especially one that other buyers are passing over because it needs updating — could provide you with more bang for your buck.
Look for homes that fit your family. A house can have the square footage you’re looking for and still feel cramped. Look for home designs that fit your family. For example, an additional bedroom can be much more useful to a growing family than a formal dining room.