Busy Lives, Busy Times: Top Tips for Choosing a Move-In Ready Home

There is nothing more frustrating than moving into a home and finding many things that need to be fixed before you can really “live” in your home. You don’t have time for this. You’re a busy person, and you just need something you can move into right away. Furnishing can take up to 3 months or more depending on the home. Here’s how to skip all that mess and get a move-in ready home now.

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Why You’d Want A Move-In Ready Home

There are many reasons why you might want a move-in-ready home. First of all, you can enjoy the home right now. If you’ve ever seen any of the popular T.V. shows about buying a “fixer-upper,” you know that it can be a lot of work. And, you have to deal with contractors and insurance.

A move-in ready home has none of that. You just move in when you’re ready. There are no construction schedules and no delays for you. No drywall has to be hung, and no paint needs slinging. Another benefit of a move-in home is that you get new everything. When you remodel, you do get new stuff, but you also risk going over budget so there’s a tendency to recycle materials.

With a move-in ready home, you may end up with higher-end fixtures, like cabinets and flooring, which are typically sold as amenities. Options might vary by builder, but most of them include these amenities as custom add-ons that you can’t get anywhere else.

You also have the opportunity to personalize the home. One of the most attractive aspects of a new move-in-ready house is that the builder can put finishing touches on the home that will make the house uniquely yours. For example, if you’ve always wanted a wet bar, you may be able to get this installed. Want a monogrammed mailbox? It’s yours. It’s these small touches that really make a house a home.

A major reason people opt for move-in-ready homes is the location. Usually, these types of homes are situated in communities that are engineered. Inventory homes can be some of the most desirable in the country. Engineered communities typically also benefit from an HOA and have a high resale value.

Where To Find Them

OK, so you’ve decided that a move-in ready home is right for you. Now what? Well, you could start looking for new homes in Sarasota, FL. Location is everything when it comes to real estate, so make sure you choose an area that’s high value and that will be easy to move out of should you ever want to sell.

You can find some homes on the web but, for the most part, you are going to want to see the house in person. Virtual tours are becoming very popular too. Still, there’s nothing like actually walking through a new home to see how it feels.

For example, lighting is something that’s difficult to capture in a home unless you’re there to experience it. Most cameras can’t do justice to the natural light entering a home, and most real estate agents don’t know how to take photos that honestly show what it’s like to stand in the home.

And, lighting can make or break a house for many people.

Finally, make sure that whomever you choose as your broker, that you get along with that person and that you trust them. This is one of the largest purchases you will ever make.

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