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A Nice Home or A Nice Neighborhood?

What matters more…..

 

Neighborhoods can often change from good to bad and vice versa….be aware of current market conditions and check with your realtor to help with this research.

 

When you start shopping for homes for sale in Pawleys Island, you probably have a very specific image of what you would like that home to look like.  You probably also see the perfect neighborhood surrounding that perfect home.  Every buyer sets out with an image of the house they want to own, but in reality compromises are often necessary in order to stay within your budget. Stay current on the trends, with your realtor’s aid, on current neighborhood statistics within the South Carolina Real Estate market.

 

Compromising On The House 

 

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Remember, you can always do some remodeling on your new home, but you can’t remodel your neighborhood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There may be certain things that are non-negotiable when it comes to your new home, such as the number of bedrooms or a two-car garage.  But as you take a look at the homes that are within your budget, you may discover that it is not likely you will get everything on your wish list.  But the great thing about owning a home is that you have the power to remodel it at any time.  Once you are in your new home, you can renovate or even add on if necessary to create the home you really want.  And if you have managed to stay below your budget, you will even have the extra money each month to make some of those changes. Plus, if you have children….you will want to consider your school district! Homes for sale in South Carolina are no different than anywhere else.

 

Compromising On The Neighborhood 

 

So you’ve found the house of your dreams, but the neighborhood isn’t precisely what you were hoping for.  Too much traffic, some houses that are becoming run down, or many other issues can mar the area your house is in.  In most cases, you will have to accept that you cannot change the neighborhood, and this means that you have to decide if the problems are things you can live with or not.

 

In some cases, buying in a run-down neighborhood can be a strategic move.  If many people are buying up the houses and improving them, then your home might one day be worth a lot more.  However, you must realize that this is a risk and it might not work out that way.

 

Another thing to bear in mind is that if you choose to buy the nicest house in the neighborhood, you may have trouble selling it down the line.  If other houses in the area are available for less, why would anyone buy your expensive house to get into the area? Any questions…. you can always ask Pawleys Island Real Estate!

 

So Which Matters More? 

 

Home Sweet Home!

Home Sweet Home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the long run, when it comes down to choosing between the right house and the right neighborhood, you should choose the right neighborhood.  While you can change your house for the better, you can’t count on your neighborhood changing; in fact, it might get worse.  So choose the best neighborhood you can afford even if the house there isn’t perfect.

 

Melissa Keller, Realtor in Pawleys Island

 

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