Investing in a Home for Your Future
Buy or build a house with lasting benefits
Your home is your most important investment - one that can benefit your family for generations. When you choose a house, it's a good idea to keep in mind not only the comfort it gives you now, but the legacy you'll leave later. Whether buying or building, here's how you can be sure your home remains a family treasure.
Purchasing the perfect property
There's a lot to think about when buying a home. Will this be a forever home you pass down or a house that'll later fund a new chapter in life? In most cases, it's best to keep both goals in mind to maximize longevity and resale value.
- A home with three or more bedrooms will give you space for a growing family and help you sell faster in the future.
- Large lots are also easier to resell and provide outdoor space for gardens, playgrounds, and other family fun.
- Garages and other storage space make long-term living easier and will always be attractive features for prospective homebuyers.
- The exterior is just as important as the interior. If needed, give your dream home a landscape lift to make it appealing for you, and would-be buyers, too.
- While the property is key, make sure the surrounding neighborhood is the place you want to be before making it home for your family.
Building a house that lasts
Sometimes the right home isn't ready to buy. Building your dream home is a fantastic alternative. With new construction, you can tailor the property to your family's finances, current needs, and future dreams. Here's how to perfect your build.
- Buy a lot with room to add outdoor living spaces. Whether you'd enjoy backyard parties or a gardener's paradise, you'll appreciate this serene space and the value it adds to your home.
- Speaking of the outdoors, have fun with your exterior. Design with stylish colors, textures, and shapes to create a home as amazing on the outside as in.
- Avoid building wasted space, like unfinished attics or basements. Unless you've got a plan for the room, it's best to leave it out of your building plans.
- One thing to plan for is storage. A garage, pantry, walk-in closets, and other needed space will help your house function while increasing its future price.
- While no one wants to be outdated, be wary of going too new. Advanced tech that will be outdated in a few years might feel like a waste of money down the line.
- Spend your money on quality materials. Work with a reputable builder to determine what you should use to make your dream home safe and sturdy.
Financing your future
Remember that homeownership is more than a building. For home financing that fits both your current needs and your family's future, contact your CrossCountry Mortgage loan officer today.