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Do you find yourself in a quandary over which Bruce or Grey County home you want to live in? Once you get involved in the whole house hunting mode, you are sure to run into this problem. It is hard to find yourself torn between two (or more) houses that you and your spouse love.

 

This decision should be taken seriously. The best thing to do is sit down and write the pros and cons of each home. Then, figure out what your family really needs, and how much you can spend… then you can make your final choice.

 

A few things to think about when buying in the Walkerton, Hanover or Grey Bruce area:

 

Neighborhood

Having children often determines which neighborhood you choose. You want a safe place, close to schools and parks. If you have no children and enjoy night life and shopping, then you need to consider these. What about the streets and the landscaping? How long will it take to get to work?

 

Schools

If you have school-aged children then you will want to personally visit any schools in districts you are interested in. You can find some information about the schools online, but a personal visit will allow you to see the school in action.

 

All The Houses in the Neighborhood

You might think it would be great to have the biggest house on the block. However, when it comes time to sell, you might find that the lower value of the surrounding homes shrinks the value of your bigger house.

 

Seller’s Situation

Try to find out how long the house has been on the market and why the sellers are selling at this time. Depending on the seller’s circumstances, you may be able to get the house sooner and for a lower price.

 

Your Choice of Houses

You should already have your list of what you are looking for in a home. With this list, decide just what you must have, and what you can live without. Rate each home on your list with what amenities you have on your lists. Also list the cons for each home.

Visit the homes you like at least twice, many times even more than that. Visit at various times of the day and night, to get a feel for the neighborhood. 

 

After you weigh all the pros and cons of each home, try to narrow it down to just one. You might like more than one, and they all might fit your criteria. In this case, make your decision and make an offer. If the deal falls through, you know there are other options just waiting for you.

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