Winter in the Cincinnati area can be like riding a roller coaster! Storms push in from the south and north and the weather forecasters can't say for sure if we're going to have rain, ice or 6 inches of snow. With that slick weather comes considerations for your home, some that help you make the purchase decision! That snow on the roof may show melt patterns that let you know of insulation problems. A steep driveway on a snowy day might mean your car has no prayer of actually making into the garage. And the commute to work? That 10 minute drive might turn into 30 minutes. So keep Jack Frost in mind.
Spring!!! Ahhhh, escape from winter at long last! And with spring comes those mixed up storms that may just drop hailstones on your home (so make sure the home inspector takes a good look at the roof in case past storm damage hasn't been identified yet). And how does the current owner's idea of landscaping mesh with your ideas? Those beautiful flowers don't happen all by themselves, there's work in weeding, mulching and replacing the flowers that didn't survive those winter freezes. But the payoff? Pretty sweet to watch the butterflies and hummingbirds.
Summer, so hot and sticky!!! How much lawn needs mowed? Are you going to do it yourself or hire out? Is there a nice shady spot to hang out and enjoy the weather? How about those backyard BBQs with your friends? Does this house lend itself to entertaining? Is there parking available? Easy access in and out of the home to the entertainment area?
Fall brings the leaf changes and blizzards of colorful leaves covering your yard! Handy with a rake? Where do you put the leaves? Is there community pick up or are you on your own? Don't get them up and you may damage your lawn that you worked so hard on.
In general, keep in mind the home's orientation. Did you know which direction a home faces can actually affect who will buy your home? Some religions actually have a preference, so facing the wrong direction can close off some potential buyers.
We're just touching the surface of things to consider when buying your Southwest Ohio home, but that's why you hire an experienced real estate agent team to help.Just give The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite a call (513-520-5305) to discuss how we can put our expertise to work helping you find that just right home or visit us at Warren County Ohio Real Estate for Sale.