Friday, June 12, 2020

Success Story - Location and lot trumps fancy kitchen and baths

Here is a special success story. When buying his dream home in 2013, location and a large lot were a important for my client.  The newer cookie cutter homes or townhomes in the Garnet Valley area did not appeal. The older single family homes had dated interiors which were not too exciting.  The price stretched only so far - and he ended up buying an older home, that was the perfect location for his work, and in the school district he wanted for his son. While we all love the idea of moving into a home with nice interiors, it is important to make some sacrifices in order to stay within budget.  He and I had discussed these pros and cons, and he was very comfortable with the choice he made. 

Fast forward to 2020.  In some of my recent back and forth with him - he mentioned that he had done a major overhaul to his home. When I saw photos he sent me with all the renovations, it is quite a transformation, the home looks amazing. The photos show a fabulously redone kitchen and bathroom, he moved the laundry room downstairs to make it a full bath, with some nice newer decor provided by his wife (another fantastic change in his life!) he is so happy with his updated home. Check out the before and after pics!

This is exactly what I refer to, when I tell my buyer clients - you cannot change lot and location later-but you can always update the kitchen and baths. Understand how much the big ticket updates will cost you and price the home accordingly.  Prioritize based on your current needs - and plan for enhancements later.  Above al - do not stretch the budget beyond a level of comfort.

Not only does this buyer now own his dream home, he has also increased his property value significantly with his customized renovations what a great win-win situation.  Love this story!

Call me to help create one of your own!

Bela Vora, REALTOR®,
Coldwell Banker Preferred 
390 Waterloo Blvd, Exton, PA 19341.
Cell: (484) 947 3127
Office: 610 363 6006

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