When choosing your Olney, Maryland home, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. Before you determine that your dream home is, in fact, your dream home and not too good to be true, there are some things that need to be considered, according to a recent report from CNN.
- Do your research on the neighborhood. Having a beautiful home will mean nothing if you dislike the neighborhood. Look through newspaper archives for articles on local news and events so that you can at least get a feel for the particular neighborhood. Also, talk to the neighbors and ask what they think about the neighborhood and living there. The neighbors will often be a great resource, as they usually have no motive or reason to mislead you.
- Ask if the neighborhood has any affiliations, such as a neighborhood association, a neighborhood watch program or any recreational programs. In Olney, there are several associations such as the Olney Mill Community Association and the Manor Oaks Neighborhood group. Neighborhood associations are a great way to tell that the community is tight-knit and active.
- Another important thing to remember is to get a home inspected before you purchase it. Your local Olney real estate professional can recommend a list of qualified inspectors for you to choose from. Be sure to interview the prospective home inspectors to make sure that they are the right inspector for you, and have plenty of local experience. Asking for a sample report from inspectors is also a good idea. A home inspection is a great way to make sure that you know the ins and outs of the home before buying it.
We have helped many Olney, Maryland home buyers through the buying process and we would love the opportunity to help you through it as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding real estate in the Olney area.