2020 BOISE IDAHO REAL ESTATE BLOG
4 Things You Can Ignore While House Shopping Main Treasure Valley Life

When you are looking at a house, there are plenty of things to consider before you buy. What’s the neighborhood like? Is the yard big enough? Is there enough storage? What appliances are in the house? The list goes on and on. But, here are a few things you don’t have to worry about when you are considering a house.

Carpeting

While dated or old carpeting may be an initial deal breaker in terms of style, you don't have to worry about it. If/when you buy that house, you can rip up that old carpet and replace it with brand new carpet, vinyl or hardwood of your choice. If the house you are touring still has shag carpeting for some reason, you can rest assured that it is gone as soon as you sign the buy the house.

Wallpaper

The same sentiment goes for wallpaper. Some people despise it while others like it. If you don’t like the current owner’s use of wallpaper, feel free to replace it with a coat of paint or a new wallpaper. No problem!

Strong seller presence

While the seller may want to show off their family’s achievements or display how happy their family is in the house, the best thing for them to do is depersonalize and stage the home. If they don’t depersonalize, try to imagine where your family pictures will live instead. A strong seller presence is often an immediate turn-off for potential buyers, which leaves the home on the market for longer and leads to a reduced price. If this is the case, use it to your advantage to snag the house for a lower price if you really like the layout or subdivision.

Rooms being used in a unique way

If the current owner is using their spare bedroom for a craft room, home gym, or dumping ground for kids toys, don’t let that play a factor in your decision. These things will be gone when the previous owners move out. Instead, envision what you will use that room for and plan for that.

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Are you considering buying a home? Call our agents at 208.629.0217. We are more than happy to answer any questions and will work with you to find your next home quickly.

 
Posted by AndrewS at 3/26/2020 3:16:00 AM
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