first home

Choices to Consider When Buying a Dream Home or Starter Home

Mortgage rates may have inched up recently, but it’s not too late to think about buying your first home. To avoid regrets, consider these tips to help you decide whether you’re ready to take the plunge and buy a forever home or simply test the waters with a starter home.

Location and Price

Usually the first consideration when house hunting is finding the area where you want to live with amenities that are important to you. Dublin, Ohio, is one of the finest suburban communities outside Columbus and a great place to live whether you’re single or married with children.

Most communities have homes in various price ranges. You’ll need to crunch the numbers to see what you can afford. Starter homes come in all packages: condos, townhouses, single-family homes, brand new, sold as is, or something in between. A less expensive home can help you save money for a forever home. The median price for homes in Dublin is $377,500. The Ohio Housing Finance Agency offers down payment assistance and financing resources.

Additional expenses can erode your budget. Smaller homes typically have lower property taxes and lower homeowner’s insurance premiums. Homeowner’s insurance in Ohio costs an average of $1,608 a year. Certain damages to the dwelling and other structures, injuries occurring on your property, and theft are usually covered by the policy. If you’re concerned about appliances, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems breaking down, inquire about home appliance warranty from a trusted brand.

Other House-Hunting Considerations

After you decide on community and budget options, you’ll need to consider a few more things before looking at homes. These additional tips can help you decide whether you want a small house to build your homeowner knowledge base or whether you’re ready to settle down in a larger home with all its responsibilities right from the start.

  • Commute. Distance from daily and weekly events can change if your family grows. Consider how traffic affects your travel time and commuting costs for work, child care, school, church, and shopping.
  • Duration. Do you want to live there for 5 years or 25 years? Have an exit strategy in case you need to sell quickly. Moving causes upheaval for some people. Finding another home while selling your current home and keeping it tidy for showings can be stressful. Others feel it’s a chance to declutter and get a fresh start. Either way, it costs money.
  • Size. Larger homes are more expensive, and you need to heat, clean, and repair that extra space. However, it gives you room to grow your family, should you choose. A smaller home is a great way to try out home ownership and all that comes with it. Yard work, snow removal, repairs, and furnishings are all part of the continual upkeep of a home. And you can consider using it as a rental if you outgrow it.
  • Condition. If repairs are needed, are they costly? Or can you make them yourself? If repairs are not made, what are your resale options?

The Takeaway

Buying a starter home or forever home is an exciting but stressful life event. Having a knowledgeable associate from The Alfriend Group walk alongside you can reduce your stress by helping you buy and sell in Dublin, Ohio.

5,111 thoughts on “Choices to Consider When Buying a Dream Home or Starter Home

  1. Thanks for posting such helpful content! When buying a house, pay attention to the plumbing system. I have heard and read many times that it’s not advised to buy houses with old plumbing. Plumbing repairs are not cheap. And old faulty plumbing can cause flooding and damage to property.

  2. Доброго времени суток, времена сейчас смутные и конечно с деньгами у многих проблемы, я вот свою решил когда бабки нужны были до зарплаты взял онлайн займ на карту без проверки кредитной истории и места работы!

    Если прижало и прямо сейчас нужна сумма до 30 тысяч, то смело можно брать… Точнее на сайте mikro-zaim-online.ru где я оформил там много контор которые первый займ оформляют за 10 минут и под 0% но главное надо вернуть в срок денюжки и тогда все будет окей.

  3. Нани Хоум отвори врати за първи път във Варна с нов голям шоурум, в който можете да откриете всички интериорни решения на едно място.
    Няма нужда да обикаляте от магазин на магазин. В шоурума на Нани хоум, намиращ се на ул. „Атанас Москов” 3 в сградата на AQUA CENTER, можете да обзаведете целия си дом бързо, лесно и приятно.
    Тук ви очакват вдъхновяващи идеи за интериорен дизайн, които ще ви помогнат да откриете точните мебели за вашия дом. Обзаведете всяка стая по ваш вкус, така че да постигнете привлекателна и модерна визия.

    Нани Хоум Варна
    гр. Варна 9027
    ул. „Атанас Москов“ 3 (в сградата на AQUA CENTER)
    Понеделник – Петък 10:00ч. – 19:30ч.
    Събота 10:00ч. – 19:00ч.
    Неделя 10:30ч. – 16:00ч.
    Тел: 0882 826 266

  4. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours nowadays, but I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It is beautiful worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you probably did, the net shall be much more helpful than ever before. “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn people.” by Heinrich Heine.

  5. I haven?¦t checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I?¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  6. Forget Facebook Ads or Google Ads. Use MaaOS.com to purchase B2B Lead lists, phone numbers, emails and more. Use their AI Dialer tool to scheudele hundreds of appointments

  7. Thanks for posting such helpful content! When buying a home, pay attention to the plumbing system. I have heard and read many times that it’s not advised to buy houses with old plumbing. Plumbing repairs are not cheap. And if it’s not repaired promptly, it can cause flooding and damage to property.

  8. Hi, just required you to know I he added your site to my Google bookmarks due to your layout. But seriously, I believe your internet site has 1 in the freshest theme I??ve came across. It extremely helps make reading your blog significantly easier.

  9. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade blog post from you in the upcoming as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  10. Thank you for another magnificent article. The place else may just anybody get that kind of information in such a perfect method of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such information.

  11. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This isa very well written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of youruseful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  12. Remarkable! Its actually amazing post, I have got much clear idea concerning from this post. azilopar.se/map28.php fästa fiskelina på rulle

  13. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  14. Thanks for posting such helpful info! When buying a home, pay attention to the plumbing system, as well. I have heard and read many times that it’s not advised to buy houses with old plumbing. Plumbing repairs are not cheap. Some plumbing issues have severe consequences if not fixed promptly: https://polestarplumbing.com/news-media/the-most-frightening-household-plumbing-disasters.
    Always remember that old or faulty plumbing is the biggest threat to your property.

  15. Online bir bahis sitesi olarak Betroad popüler bahis platformlarından biridir. Site yönetimi online mecrada üyelerini eğlendirmeye ve kazandırmaya devam …

  16. CasinoMetropol Giriş: bit.ly/3K9cbF9 … Casino Metropol pinned a photo … Canlı Poker’in en çarpıcı ve eğlenceli oyunları Casino Metropol ile sizlerle.

  17. Discount Casino Giriş adreslerine anında erişim sağla ve kayıp bonusu fırsatlarını kaçırma. Rulet, Blackjack, Poker, Bakara, Slot ve daha bir çok şans oyunu …

  18. Hovarda tv seçeneği sayesinde tüm üyeler kesintisiz bir şekilde canlı yayın deneyimi sunmaktadır. Hovarda online bahis sitesindeki tv lobisi yüzlerce …

  19. Jetbahis giriş adresi güncellendi! Betsson ailesinin yeni üyesi Jet Bahis bonus, güvenilir mi ve dahası burada! Hemen üye ol, 100 TL bedava bonusu kap!

  20. Casinomaxi Canlı Casino · The Faces of Freya · Reel desire · Dragons Fire InfiniReels · Adventures of Doubloon Island · TikiPop · Gates Of Olympus · East Coast Vs West …

  21. When buying a house, also pay attention to whether there is a swimming pool there. Despite the fact that a house with a swimming pool may sound like a dream, it takes a lot of time and effort. Ask yourself if you are ready for this.

  22. When someone writes an paragraph he/she retains the image of a user in his/her brain that how a user can understand it. So that’s why this piece of writing is perfect. Thanks!

  23. Hello just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you knowa few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why butI think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two differentinternet browsers and both show the same outcome.

  24. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

  25. Generally I don’t read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-upvery forced me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me.Thanks, very nice post.

  26. Howdy! This post could not be written much better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to send this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Heya i am for the first time here. I came acrossthis board and I find It really useful & it helped meout a lot. I hope to give something back and help otherslike you aided me.

  28. I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your information. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.

  29. Whats Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I ave discovered It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & help different users like its aided me. Good job.

  30. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  31. Yün Cami Halısı Geleneksel Türk motiflerine bağlı kalınarak üretilen saf yün cami halısını çok farklı ve özel bir kalite ile üretmektedir. Yün cami halısı, doğal bir ham madde olan yünden üretildiğinden insan sağlığına ve çevreye hiçbir zararı yoktur. Yün cami halı desenleri, kışın sıcak tutar ve yazın terletmez. Havadaki nem kuruyunca üzerindeki nemi geri verir. Böylece serili bulunduğu ortamda doğal nem ayarı yapar. child porn 現場兒童色情片 活婴儿色情片 儿童色情 児童ポルノ 兒童色情 看兒童色情片 看兒童色情片

  32. Çim Halı Görselliği, ekonomik ve dayanaklığı ile ön plana çıkan çim halı, çocuk oyun parkı, ana okulu, balkon ve teras, spor alanları, bahçe peyzaj, havuz kenarları, duvar kaplama, site içerisi, yürüyüş yolları ve birçok yerde kullanılmaktadır. Çim Halı modelleri ve çalışmalarımızı sayfamızda inceleyebilirsiniz. Suni çim toptan fiyat için iletişime geçin. child porn 現場兒童色情片 活婴儿色情片 儿童色情 児童ポルノ 兒童色情 看兒童色情片 看兒童色情片

  33. Yurt Halısı Halıların yurtlarda seçiminde dayanıklı olması ve uzun süreler kullanıma uygun olması istenmektedir. Bu isteğin yanında renklerinin canlı olması ve uzun süre solma yapmaması da istenmektedir. Başarılı bir şekilde halıların uzun süreler kullanılması oldukça önemlidir. Yurtlarda kullanılacak halıların genel olarak evlerdeki ve iş yerlerinde farklı özelliklerdeki halıların bir karışımı olması istenmektedir. Bunların yanında maliyetlerinin de düşük olması da oldukça önemlidir. Bu sebepler ile Yurt Halısı fiyatları konusunda tercihlerin biraz karmaşık olabileceği ve farklı türlerin bu konuda tercih edilebileceği söylenebilmektedir. Yurtların odalar ile koridorları ve toplu kullanım alanlarının halılar ile kaplanması konusunda aynı halıların tercihi yanında farklı halılar ile de kaplanması mümkün olabilmektedir. child porn 現場兒童色情片 活婴儿色情片 儿童色情 児童ポルノ 兒童色情 看兒童色情片 看兒童色情片

  34. BİZİ TERCİH EDENLER Tavus Halı, yün cami halıları olarak Türkiye ve Dünya genelinde yaptığımız 40.000’e yakın referanslarımızdan bazıları… child porn 現場兒童色情片 活婴儿色情片 儿童色情 児童ポルノ 兒童色情 看兒童色情片 看兒童色情片

  35. Cami zeminlerinizi 15 yıllık tecrübe birikimimizle en kaliteli marka ve halılarla döşüyor, zerafet ve şıklığı cami zeminlerinize yansıtıyoruz.現場兒童色情片

  36. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thanks,However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS.I don’t know why I can’t subscribe to it.Is there anyone else getting the same RSS problems? Anyone who knows the answer will you kindly respond?Thanx!!

  37. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thoughtthis post was great. I do not know who you are but definitelyyou are going to a famous blogger if you arenot already 😉 Cheers!

  38. Interesting post. I’ll be sticking around to hear much more from you guys. Thanks!