4 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Home in Livermore!

Livermore Valley is an ideal place to settle down.  Its beautiful golf courses and numerous wineries, over 40 to be exact, make this community one in which relaxation and enjoying life is expected.  Close proximity to San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek and Oakland mean that Livermore residents can take advantage of great restaurants, museums, sporting events and much more that the surrounding towns have to offer!  Once you’ve visited Livermore Valley, it’s apparent why so many are deciding to make it their permanent home.

Livermore Valley Real Estate is wide open to buyers right now, which means you’re likely to find your ideal Livermore Valley home!  If you’re considering a move to Livermore Valley, or currently live in Livermore Valley and are hoping to “buy up,” there are a few things to keep in mind as you begin your home search.

1. Location We’ve heard it before, “location, location, location,” but it really is important.  The location of your Livermore Valley home can make or break your living experience as well as the resale process if you ever need to sell.  You’ll want to consider your commute to work, the school district the home is in, safety, and close proximity to shopping centers, libraries, churches and other places you would need to go on a regular basis.

2. Important Features– You’ll need to narrow down which home features are the most important to you.  Think of where you’ll be down the road, will your family be growing?  Do you have pets and a large backyard?  Be picky about storage space, even though the home may have large rooms, there may be issues with the amount of storage space.  Will you need to do a lot of remodeling?  The home may be a steal, but if you’ll have to put in a lot of work; those costs will add up.

3.  Ask Questions– It may be tempting to fall in love with a well designed or beautifully decorated Livermore Valley home, but you’ll need to look past the external features and ask questions about the specifics of the home.  What are taxes like?  How old are the appliances and the roof? Has there ever been water or foundational damage?  You want to know exactly what kind of home you’re buying before making such a large purchase.

4. Scrutinize the Home– Don’t be afraid to look inside cabinets and closets to get an idea of storage space.  Take note of ceilings for any cracks or water damage.  Inspect floors and windows to verify their condition.  Make a list of any repairs you can foresee and then weigh out the pros and cons of buying the home.

You’ll find that buying a home in Livermore Valley will be a very rewarding decision and one that you’ll enjoy for years to come!   I would enjoy the opportunity to help you walk through the entire Livermore home buying process.  I have years of experience within the Livermore Real Estate market and can help you find the Livermore home that best fits your needs and style!  Feel free to contact me today to get started!

John Kurtzer
Your Livermore Real Estate Expert
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