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Candus Hurst, Home Owner in Knoxville, TN

What is the most sot after when looking to buy a home?

Asked by Candus Hurst, Knoxville, TN Thu Jan 17, 2013

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Chuck Campbell’s answer
In my experience the two things that are sought after the most by buyers are a good price and a good location. The location is also important now because of the distance from work. I worked with someone on a home who initially wanted to purchase a home in a location far enough from work that they could have put the money in their gas tank or buy a home for 30K more which was closer to their work location.
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I always ask, "How long do you plan to live in this home?"

Whether first-time buyer or experienced home-owner, this answer generally falls into a 2-year or less, five year, 10 year or 15-years+ category. With each, the needs for the home will be different (newlyweds, planning for children, parents w/ teenagers, empty nesters, etc). No home fits everyone whether its size, layout, location or budget.

Find your time frame, prioritize your needs/wants and get pre-approved for your loan. It will make your journey much more pleasant and full of happy memories.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 24, 2013
Different types of Buyers look for different things. Todays forst time buyers seem to be looking for home sin need of little work to none at all, they want a home that is fixed up and ready to move in but wont pay more than market value. My other most active type of buyer is investors, they are looking for home sthat need the most work and looking to pay the least but they are finding the best deals in the homes that need the most work.
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Each buyer has their own "must have". Therefore, there is no one answer to your question. For some it's move-in ready (updated), for some it's not being too close to neighbors (acreage or large lot) and some want a challenge (fixer upper). The question is what do YOU value most? Are you looking to buy or are you thinking about putting your home on the market? Either way, you may want to schedule an appointment with a REALTOR to just discuss YOUR plans.

Have a great day - hope you're able to enjoy the snow in Knoxville today.

Deanna Mendenhall-Miller
Alliance Sotheby's International Realty
http://www.dmendenhallmiller.com
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Hi Candus,

One level ranch and basement ranch styles seem to be the most sought after home right now--at least that is what most of my buyers are looking for. Are you looking to buy a home soon?

Thank you for your interest in real estate.

Mary Coffey, HSE
Crye-Leike Realtors South
Direct: 865-851-5473
Office: 865-671-3333
mary.coffey@crye-leike.com

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Candus,

One level ranchers and basement ranchers seem to be the very most popular home types right now--at least that is what most of my buyers start out looking for. Are you looking to buy a home?

Thank you for your interest in real estate.

Mary Coffey, HSE
Crye-Leike Realtors South
Direct: 865-851-5473
Office: 865-671-3333
mary.coffey@crye-leike.com

Search homes instantly at http://www.coffeyrealestate.org
or at http://www.marycoffey.crye-leike.com
Like us on Facebook at marycoffey.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 17, 2013
Candus,
It depends on the personal preference of each buyer. When I help buyers I try to help them find a property with no major red flags that will cause them to have trouble selling the home in the future. I would be glad to give you a professional opinion on your house. You can email me at saundersrealtor@gmail or call me at 865-621-7778

Thank you,
Robert Saunders
Realty Executives Associates
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