Ahhhh, that brand new home smell. It’s like that brand new car smell that we all seem to love so much. It’s exciting. There’s just something about a “never-lived-in” home. In fact, a recent survey from Trulia found that 41% of Americans prefer a newly built home over one that has been lived in. Why all the allure? Here are five reasons:
It may sound strange, but money is “cheap” right now. When it comes to mortgages, the interest rates continue to remain incredibly low… and wise people are taking advantage their affordability. In fact, CNBC recently reported that mortgage application volumes are continuing to increase due to the lowest interest rates in three years. But these rates will not last forever.
Recognize that sound? It is your alarm going off in the morning, rousing you extra early so you can beat the traffic to school and work. It’s just one facet of urban life that you and your family deal with on a daily basis. Talk about stress!. If you are growing tired of it, and other meddlesome metropolitan woes, you may want to consider moving to a place that can offer you and your family more tranquility -- and with that, more time and opportunities to have fun together outdoors.
You’ve worked hard and you’ve finally achieved the goal of retirement. Good for you! At this point, you may be considering moving someplace that is a better fit for your new lifestyle. A place where you can have a home that is the right size for you. A home where you can age in place. As scary as it may seem, moving from your old home doesn’t mean you have to give up all the things you hold dear. In fact, you may discover that moving was the best thing you ever did. So when researching new places, keep in mind the following:...