As the daughter of a former real estate agent, I learned at a young age that buying real estate is a good investment. Homes tend to hold their value over time. You can always make improvements to increase the value. Upgrades are always a great idea too. When a person is looking for a home, they want it to be nice and up to date. Consider updating appliances, replacing carpets and adding different fixtures that make your home really have a wow factor. If you like to travel to the same place very often, consider purchasing a vacation home, especially if you spend more than a week. You can always rent it out as a vacation home during the months you are not visiting. That will help with the upkeep of the yard and the home. You also don’t have to worry about having an empty home just sitting there. I think that renting it out a week or two at a time is a good option in case you decide to make a trip. That way you don’t have to worry about if someone is there or not. I have good friends who live in Michigan and spend all winter in the house they bought in Florida. They may be the smartest friends I have. It would be great to not worry about finding a hotel to stay in. You can leave what you want, and not have to worry about anything. There’s no one to bother you or make loud noises at 3 am.
Another thing to consider is where you should buy the property. Home values vary from area. Consider buying a home in Vancouver, Canada right now as the American dollar is so high. You may get more for your money that way. Vancouver is a really neat area. When you do decide to purchase a home to live in or as a summer home, you may find it difficult to start. You also need to find a great area to buy in. A knowledgeable real estate agent is key. Many people get recommendations as who to use when looking to buy or sell their home. If you don’t know anyone you are kind of left to your own devices. If you are moving to Vancouver here’s a really neat site to check out. There’s some really beautiful North Delta Real Estate available. I can picture my family living in one house in particular. It even has the basement Noah desperately wants. It sounds like an area we would live in. I really like this site because not only are the properties awesome, but they also give you information on the wonderful area. I know when I am relocating the most important thing for me, is the schools. I want to know that my son is getting a great education. Believe it or not I have considered moving to Vancouver before. After all that’s where my favorite and very hard to find salami is made. After the schools, I also want to make sure I live in an area that has plenty of fun things to do, lots of places to eat and places for Noah to play. Buying or even selling your house can be really stressful if you are unsure what you are doing. You really need a professional to guide you through the process and help you find the home of your dreams.