3 Compromises To Avoid During Your First Knoxville Home Search

Ah, compromise, it’s part of every Knoxville real estate transaction, whether you like it or not.

You will quickly find when you start your Knoxville home search that compromise is essential to finding your perfect first Knoxville home. Still, without a clear understanding of what you’re looking for, you may find that you end up compromising on critical aspects of what you need in your first home.

Here are 3 compromises to avoid during your first Knoxville home search.

Compromising Due To Emotions

Emotions run high during your first Knoxville home search. You’re nervous and excited about buying your first home. You may be under certain time constraints to find the right home and get moved in. Or, you may have previously lost out on a great home. Regardless, it’s hard not to get emotional during your home search.

It can be very easy to fall in love with certain aspects of a home. A great kitchen with top of the line appliances and gorgeous granite can easily make you get caught up on an emotional high of falling in love with a home. Still, if that home doesn’t have certain aspects of what you need in a home (i.e. certain number of bedrooms or bathrooms), you’ll be kicking yourself later on. When you find the perfect home, take out your list of what you absolutely need in a home, and if the home doesn’t offer all of those items, move on.

Don’t Compromise On Your Spending Limit

When you get pre-approved for a loan, you may be approved for a certain amount. But, if that limit doesn’t fit into your budget, you may have decided to stay within a certain price range to keep your monthly mortgage payment below a certain amount.

When it comes to searching for Knoxville homes, just be sure you stick to looking within that limit. If the highest price you can go to stick within your budget is homes less than $160,000, instruct your Realtor to show you nothing higher than that price.

When you’re looking for homes, it can be easy to get carried away by looking at homes that are more expensive. You may think in the moment that you wouldn’t mind paying a little more for that awesome kitchen, but you’ll like regret it later when your monthly budget is so tight due to your mortgage payment.

Don’t Compromise On Location

Location is one thing you will regret compromising on during you home search. If you decide you want to be no more than 15 minutes away from work or shopping, you’ll regret buying a home that puts you 30 minutes away from work.

If you find a home in an location than you consider less than ideal, be sure to think about it long and hard.  You can change a lot of things about a house – painting, updating the kitchen, and landscaping. But, you can’t change a location.

Bottom Line – Stay True To Your Needs

Before you start your home search, make a list of the things that you absolutely need in a home. Stay true to those needs during your home search, and you don’t end up compromising on anything that’s important to you. When you find a home you like, make sure it has everything on your list and you won’t go wrong.

Are you thinking about buying your first Knoxville home for sale this year? If so, do not hesitate to give Knoxville Home Team a call today. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.com. Kati can be reached at 865-696-1888 or via email at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.com. We’ve helped countless first time buyers find the perfect home for them and we’d love to help you do the same!