Buying your first home can be scary. All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing. On top of that, you want to make sure the house fits you.
But some of the things that first-time homebuyers worry about really don’t matter. Here are issues that shouldn’t factor into choosing a home:
1. Your dining room table or couch doesn’t fit.
2. Furniture that doesn’t work in your new home can be sold or can be given to the charity thrift store and, at least for now, will produce a nice tax deduction. If you really like your dining room table, you could store it. While this is your first house, it likely won’t be your last, so if the table doesn’t fit in this house, maybe it will in the next one.
3. The walls are painted hideous hues.
First-time prospective buyers are often guilty of seeing things only as they are, instead of seeing what they could be. Force your eye to view the potential, not the purple walls.
In general, look past the things that can be easily changed and focus on what can’t be so easily undone. The top three things you may wish you could change but can’t are noise, view and natural light ― although skylights help.
Without question, some homes are dated. But remember, when the sellers move out, they’ll take their stuff with them.