When you’re buying your first home for sale in Lake City, you need to know that statistically, most people’s first home isn’t their last home.
So why do people move? Most often, it’s because they’ve “outgrown” their home.
The problem is that if you live in a home you’ve bought for less than five years, your chances of making a profit when you sell are extremely low. You may not even break even.
For that reason, it’s a good idea to put off “outgrowing” your home for as long as you can.
How to Put Off “Outgrowing” Your Home
When you’re looking at homes for sale in Lake City, think about where you’ll be in five years. Will your family grow, shrink, or stay the same? Will you be in the same job, and is it likely to stay in the same community it’s in now? What are the schools like in the area where you’re looking, and are there other educational opportunities nearby? Are there parks, playgrounds and other local amenities you may need if your family does grow?
Smart buyers look for homes near highly-rated schools, but that’s not only because they may need them. The people you eventually sell your home to may be concerned about schools, so it really pays to look in areas with schools that receive good grades from the state and through parents’ reviews.
Are You Buying a Home for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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