A lot of people want to buy houses in the Hudson Valley, but not many know how to find the best ones. They often choose fixer-uppers for sale instead of something that’s already pristinely renovated and doesn’t need much work at all, and then they don’t know what to do when they realize they can’t afford to renovate their home themselves. If you want to be one of the few people who have found exactly what they were looking for in the Hudson Valley, follow these five tips from ALLUVION Real Estate Agents.
5 Tips for Finding the Best Fixer-Upper in the Hudson Valley – by Dino Alexander, CEO and Principal Broker at ALLUVION Real Estate – Photography by Maxwell Alexander / ALLUVION MEDIA
Step 1: Determine your budget
Before you start looking, decide how much you can afford to spend on a home. This is a very important step. Be realistic with yourself; after all, starting your first home means that you’ll need to watch your budget closely, as it will be difficult to sell if it’s not what buyers are looking for. And while there are plenty of affordable homes that need love and attention, there are also many gorgeous mansions that can break your bank account!
Step 2: Take time to do research: Once you have a dollar amount in mind, start searching listings or check out thealluvion.com — the new property search tool from ALLUVION Real Estate Agents—to find homes within your budget in areas where you want to live.
Step 2: List what you want
Before you start your house hunt, it’s important to make a list of what you want out of your future home. For example, are you searching for a property where you can run a bed and breakfast? Or is your focus on finding a home that has already been completely renovated and will be easier to keep up with? Figuring out what’s most important to you will help narrow down your options and point you toward some great properties that meet all of your needs.
Step 3: Set up a neighborhood tour
Are you looking to find your dream home? The best way to figure out which neighborhood you should buy-in is by viewing properties within them. Get started by setting up a neighborhood tour with an Alluvion real estate agent. Our agents know all about each of our areas and can help you determine which one fits your needs best.
Step 4: Prepare yourself to be surprised
The Catskills has plenty of homes that are priced at $500,000 or more. In fact, you can buy a gorgeous country home with land for well under half a million dollars. But if you’re looking to maximize your renovation budget and have some elbow grease to spare, here are 5 tips from local real estate agent Saundra Nelson of ALLUVION Real Estate to help you find a fixer-upper that won’t break your bank
Step 5: Get your offers ready
When you find a house that is within your budget and meets your other criteria, get your offers ready. Whether you’re going to write up an offer yourself or hire an Alluvion agent to represent you, we’ve put together some information to help ensure your next home purchase goes smoothly.
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