By Tom Albrecht | Oct 14, 2017 | Buyers Advice
Okay, so this is another thing I’ve really just made up. But it’s useful!!
There isn’t a real thing called a “special home”; it’s a phrase I use to describe a home that is, well... special…and in a good way.
It’s not a euphemism for a weird house (I call those weird houses), or any other type of house for that matter (we tell it how it is here at The A-Team).
Here are some images of special homes that we have sold in the last few months (we don’t have photos of the ones we’ve helped our clients buy):
In summary, a “special home” is the home that everyone wants because it has a combination of features that make it stand out from the crowd. Executive homes are different, but there’s a lot of overlap.
Like executive homes, these are the homes in which you would quite like to spend the rest of your life.
That leads me on nicely to the next section…
At our buyer consultation we help by providing you with lots of information so you can make the best decisions for you and your family (whether to buy, when to buy, budget, types of homes) etc. There are a few important things to consider when deciding on the type of home. Here are some examples:
It is quite possible that you simply don’t want to pay that much money, even if the bank pre-approves you for it. That’s okay. We always encourage our buyer clients to be faithful to their budgets. It may be an option for you to move up later (sell and buy when you feel more financially comfortable) - but do also be aware that this is a costly process.
Either way, we’ll be coaching you to purchase a home that meets your needs, but is also really resaleable.
On the flip side, however, there is a lot to be said for buying something that everyone wants, especially if those features are enduring, like street, location, underlying build quality, lot size etc.
However, if you are a “lifer” with housing benefits from your employer, these homes were literally built for you so you might want to think seriously about going for it. Your kids (and possibly your kid's kids, will love that backyard and thank you for it).
Consider a special home if you are planning to start or grow your family over that long time period. It may seem a way off now, but when you have teenagers of your own, it’s highly likely that you will enjoy them living in the basement.
Know that if we help you or your loved ones buy, we will look after them and coach them to get a great deal and a fantastic home. As buyer’s agents, if someone comes to us with a high budget we systematically target special homes so that they can have an awesome life AND an easy journey when it’s time to one day sell.
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