If it has been years or decades since you purchased your current home, your needs and priorities have almost certainly changed – perhaps significantly. This begs the question: what type of homebuyer are you now? Below we’ll share a few different home buying scenarios and some considerations you’ll need to make before buying a home in Wilmington.
First-time Homebuyers: Think About the Future
If you’ve decided that it’s time to stop renting and to start owning and building equity in your own home, you’ll want to try to peer as far into the future as you can. Do you plan on having children? If so, the closer you live to elementary and middle schools, the better. You’ll also want to live in a family-oriented neighborhood that has parks and other green spaces. If you don’t see kids on the horizon, a more urban community like downtown Wilmington might be a good fit, especially if you work in the area.
Upgrading for More Space? Consider the Entire Family
Does your current house feel like it’s about to burst? It might be time to upgrade to a larger home. Ask the family what features and amenities are important to them and in which Wilmington communities they would be happy living in. If the kids aren’t keen on changing schools, you’ll likely want to stick in the same area. You can enter in any school name into the advanced search bar at the top of this page to see nearby property listings.
Buying a Better Lifestyle? Location, Location, Location
If you’ve finally got that big promotion or you’ve decided that you have the means to buy a better lifestyle, your primary decision should be around location. Are you interested in a beachfront home? Or perhaps something in an exclusive community like Figure Eight Island? Dream big and let us handle finding the home that fits.
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Time to Retire? How to Downsize the Right Way
Our great weather and relaxed atmosphere makes Wilmington an excellent place to ‘hang up your hat’. If you’ve decided that it’s time to retire, it’s a good idea to downsize to smaller house or condo in order to reduce the amount of upkeep and maintenance required. This is also an excellent time to make a move to a home that’s closer to the beach or the golf course if you find that you’ve been spending a bit more time there recently. Retirement is all about bettering your quality of life, and the home you purchase should reflect that.
Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, you’ll want to work with an experienced real estate team when you purchase your next home in Wilmington. Since 1993, the local real estate professionals at the Keith Beatty Team have been Wilmington’s #1 real estate team and we’re excited to consult with you to hear about your wants and needs and to help you find that next dream home. Contact us today at (910) 509-1924 or by email and let’s get started!