With the ultra-competitive housing market Tucson is currently having, it can be easy to feel discouraged. Lack of inventory and bidding wars can make it extremely difficult to find a home you want in a neighborhood you love.
That’s the real trick, isn’t it? You need to love your neighborhood. Because there are a lot of things you can change about a home. The neighborhood in which it’s located isn’t one of them.
That’s why our number one tip for prospective buyers is to focus on finding a neighborhood you love.
Remodeling Lets You Focus on the Neighborhoods
Maybe that neighborhood is in Oro Valley. Perhaps it’s in the Skyline Country Club, Rancho Vistoso or La Paloma.
Spend a little time driving around the neighborhoods. Get to know them. Pick a location that suits your lifestyle. Consider how close it is to stores you like to frequent. Take stock of the school districts and local playgrounds.
Do you like to eat out? Make sure there are restaurants nearby.
(If you’re among the hundreds of people from Caterpillar or Raytheon relocating for work – welcome! We might be a bit biased, but we happen to think Tucson is one of the most beautiful and welcoming places to live. If you’re not sure about which neighborhoods to explore, give us a ring. We’ll point you in the right direction.)
Remodeling Lets You Consider a Home’s Full Potential
It’s easy to just see a home for what it is – the current colors and floor plan. And when that’s all you see, house hunting can be discouraging.
But everything, from the tile in the bathroom to the walls in the kitchen, can be altered to meet your wants and needs. That’s one of the things we love the most about remodeling projects.
Our design team can help you re-imagine your entire home. Sometimes this means opening up a kitchen to create a great room. We’ve worked with homeowners to reconfigure bathrooms and discover unused space.
Bring Your Designer in Early
You can bring a designer in at any point of the home buying and remodeling process. But the earlier you bring them in, the more options you will have.
By working with a designer while you’re house hunting, you could:
- Easily identify a great home selling for less
- Weigh the pros and cons of different remodeling projects
- Get a better sense of what update options are available