5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Next Home


If you’re ready to buy a home, you most likely have been saving up a sizeable nest egg. You want to make sure that you use that money wisely, because the expenses don’t stop after you’ve purchased the home. To make the most of that nest egg, you should follow these steps. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), I will not only help you use your money wisely, but I will help you find the right home for you. Please let me know if you have any questions!

5 Tips for Saving Money On Your Next New Home by Kara Masterson. © 2014 RISMedia. All Rights Reserved.


4 Questions to Ask About the Neighborhood


#1. Is the economy stable? Be sure the property values and average income in the area are rising or at least staying stable. 

#2. Is it a good investment? Ask your realtor about price appreciation in the neighborhood you’re interested in. They may not be able to predict the future, but they can give you a good idea based off of the neighborhood’s history and if a home’s value in the area will grow. 

#3. Do you like what you see? How does it feel to you? Are the houses in the are maintained nicely? Do the neighbors seem pleasant? Pick a nice day and walk around the neighborhood/s you’re interested in to get a feel for how it would be like to live there. 

#4. How’s the school district? If you have children, this is probably one of your number one concerns. Visit the schools in the neighborhood and ask for feedback from friends, family or coworkers who have children enrolled in those schools. A good school district is also great for your resale value!

For more information on finding the perfect house and neighborhood for your family, go to my site http://www.sellingjuneau.com .