14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things beyond the size, style and price.

When buying a home, it’s easy to let emotions get in the way of reality, or get sudden amnesia about factors that may make a difference.

“Sometimes we want something so badly, we’re not willing to ask all the questions we should,” says Leslie Levine, author of “Will This Place Ever Feel Like Home?”

For instance, she says, you may see a basketball hoop over the garage and assume the neighborhood is great for kids. But a closer inspection may show that it’s rusted and hasn’t seen a ball in a decade, and that other yards in the neighborhood have no jungle gyms or tire swings out back.

Written By: Diane Benson Harrington . If you would like to continue reading, click here.

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