Buying your home can be an intimidating topic, but fortunately it’s one that falls under Parry Homes’ expertise. Whether you’re a first-timer or looking to settle in for the long haul, read on to learn what you should really be looking for on your journey to becoming a homebuyer in Pittsburgh.
First, make sure you’re ready to buy a home. Are you financially stable and have steady employment? Do you feel comfortable with the idea of staying in the same place for at least 5-10 years? If you can answer “yes” to both of these questions, then you are ready to seriously consider purchasing a house. If you are uncertain of your job stability, have an unsteady income, or are planning on moving around a bit, then it might be best to continue renting in the meantime.
When viewing homes, be sure to tour no more than 4 places each day; this will help you keep track of the differences between each place and will prevent you from getting too overwhelmed at the different options. Take pictures of each home if you are allowed, with the first picture being the home address so you can easily flip through to see which set belongs to which home. As you tour, don’t be afraid to ask questions and test the home’s water pressure, etc. to make sure everything is in working order.
Location is always a big factor; the school district, area shopping and dining, entertainment, and commute can all greatly impact your decision. Do you prefer country living or do you like being close to the action? Parry Homes builds in some of the most desirable areas of Pittsburgh.
Consider the floorplan and layout of the houses you tour. Make sure that they fit your lifestyle before making a final decision. An open floorplan with few stairs and a single floor may be the right choice for an older family advancing into their twilight years, whereas a home with many bedrooms and a spacious family room could work well for a family with many children or that enjoys entertaining.
If you have trouble selecting an existing home or can’t quite find a floorplan that suits you, consider designing and building a partially custom home. A partial custom build allows you to start with a base floorplan, then you add on one or several optional features; and, if the builder’s especially helpful, they’ll let you add on whatever design quirks you like.
If you’re going the route of having a house specifically built for you, why not let Parry Homes help you out? They’ve got the experience, expertise, and, above all, high standards, customer service, and support that you’ll need when building a home–custom or otherwise.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. For additional information about our services, call (724) 863-0199.