House Hunting in Beverly Hills? Here's The 10 Things To Consider For When Finding Your Dream Home.

A Story by Tony Vila | Updated 09/15/2019 12:00pm


Thinking about buying a Beverly Hills home? Then this list can help get your search off on the right foot. People usually take into consideration like the number of rooms, the condition of the kitchen, and the size of the yard etc. Consider other factors also.

Location is Key

Buyers say that the most important thing to think about when buying a Beverly Hills home is location, location, location. any imperfection in a Beverly Hills home is ok if you like the area and the people. Subsequently You can change almost everything else. But,as we all know location cannot be changed. It is also important to consider the distance you must travel to your work, ease of access to freeways, noisy  neighbors, traffic, and most of all quality of the schools.

The Plot

We established that location is paramount, but one must look at the site of the home. If the Beverly Hills home is on a slope, is the view blocked by other structures, does it have a walkout basement, or lots of stairs to climb? Are the neighbors' homes too close for comfort? Is the yard pleasant and big enough for kids, pets, gardening, or other uses? Is there any safe access to the property including driveway height or stairs to the front door?

Neighborhood Research

Furthermore neighborhoods have to be checked, and not just the house so it can meet your expectations. You should own a home that you can afford and won't stress you out over the years. Don't forget to drive around during the day and in the evening. Look for cleanliness and maintenance of the homes in the neighborhood. Are the yards clean and is there any trash around? Do people take pride in the neighborhood and is it safe enough for people to walk, run, or bike, and are there children playing in the yards?

The Home's Curb Appeal

Your lifestyle needs to be considered too. Are you a modernist or an old fashioned type of person? Do you prefer a Victorian or something simpler and more contemporary? Next steer your eyes to the exterior features. Is it a brick home which  is easier to maintain, unless, of course, you live in an earthquake-prone area. Is the roof in good condition. Is the landscaping attractive and are the sidewalks leading to the home safe?

The Floor Plan

Whatever your dream home looks like it needs to be practical? Do you need four bedrooms and four baths when you live alone? A large home can give you the extra space you've always wanted for a home office or crafts or art projects. But you'll pay higher heating bills and have higher taxes. It will take more furniture to fill it and money to decorate. Think about how the new home space will be used and whether it will fit your lifestyle now and in the future.

The Bedrooms & Bathrooms

First one should decide on how many bedrooms and bathrooms one needs, and only look at homes that meet this criteria. It would be a shame to fall in love with a cozy, charming cottage that isn't big enough. An extra bedroom is always a plus, as it can be used for a home office, craft studio, or guest room. If you think you'll be adding more room later, be sure to consult an architect who can advise you on space planning, lot usage, and Beverly Hills city regulations.

The Kitchen

Do you enjoy cooking and entertaining in the kitchen, then don't settle for a home with a kitchen that won't work. Consider the cost of remodeling. Can you replace kitchen cabinet faces and countertops? Is an inexpensive makeover satisfying to you? Appliances are never a problem, as they can usually be easily replaced.

The Closets and Storage

If the home is old it tends to have small closets and not a lot of storage space. If you have lots of stuff, craft supplies, out-of-season clothes, and holiday decorations, be sure you know where all this will go in your new Beverly Hills home. Newer homes tend to have big closets and lots of storage. You can always add storage space, but you might have to sacrifice living space in your rooms.

The Windows and Lighting

In this section of the article we're going to discuss how the home looks like with light and sunshine in mind. Next inspect the locations of electrical outlets and fixtures. Will they accommodate your lighting needs? Is there a recessed lighting in the kitchen, cove lighting in the family room and a cute light fixture in the dining room? That's not very crucial since you can add them later, but it's nice to have it in place when you move in.

The Finishing Touches

Furthermore we're going to discuss how the installed moldings, hardware, and fireplace can impact the look of a house. If these elements are important to you, look for them while house hunting or be ready to add them after you move in.

If you keep these specific elements of a home in mind, your house hunting will be more successful, and you'll likely end up with the home of your dreams.

When you are ready to sell/buy your house  Rhonda Scott & Associates can be there for you. From the first instance that you decided to sell until the moment that your house sells, real estate companies will guide you through it all. 

 

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