Buying a home will most likely be the biggest purchase you make during your lifetime. With such a huge investment, there are a lot of things to think about before you buy a home. Are you concerned about your commute to work? Do you need good schools and a yard for your kids? Are you looking for a place with a nightlife? What can you afford?
We have decades of experience in the Indianapolis-area housing market and have worked with individuals who require a wide variety of housing needs. And we’ll walk you through every step of buying a home.
Before you even begin searching online, sit down and think about what you “need” versus what you “want” in a home. Start with the things you absolutely need: three bedrooms, central air, a backyard, a good school district, etc. Then list your wants: hardwood floors, a large kitchen or a swimming pool. By keeping these distinctions in mind, you can focus your search on the homes that meet all of your needs and include at least a few of your wants.
Keep in mind that your location preferences may change over time. For example, having kids raises the importance of a good school district. And what if you lose or leave that walkable job? Would you still want to live in that neighborhood? Make sure to balance your near-term needs with your long-term goals. With a tight housing market, it’s not always possible to sell and buy a new house every few years.
Taking the First Step
If you are interested in seeing the homes currently available on the market, feel free to utilize the free tool on this page to search the MLS listings for available homes that meet your specifications. Whether you are just starting to think about home ownership, look to move or relocate, or further along in your buying process, we invite you to use the tools on this page or to contact us with any questions. You can call our office directly at 317-574-6621 or use this form to send us an email.