Thursday, 31 July 2014 19:45

How to Find Bargain home listings that Meet Your Criteria

When it comes to house hunting in Central Illinois, most home buyers have a list of negotiable and non-negotiable feature and amenities. When searching through the many home listings and photographs, don't let certain issues deter you from moving forward with an offer. You might find a bargain in Springfield, Chatham or Rochester, IL by understanding the true potential of a property.

An undesirable view

Many people will overlook home listings that show a view of neighbors, an unsightly building or street. While it's true that few people want to live near noisy train tracks or streets, it's easy to fix views by planting large evergreen trees or erecting a fence. You can also dress up some windows in the home with stylish drapes and shutters if you don't want to look out from that angle of the home.

Old-fashioned, out-dated style

Many older homes in Springfield, IL are decorate with antiques and Colonial-style furniture and drapes. If you don't like gold and red colors, that's fine. Painting a home is one of the least expensive changes you can make. As long as you like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and general layout, ignore the previous home owners' sense of style.

The unfinished basement

Don't be afraid to consider home listings that include unfinished or partially-finished basements. You can get a bargain by purchasing homes without finished basements that many buyers desire. It can be a handyman project for the future or a great storage area.

If you are looking for a bargain in Central, ILL, don't get too hung up on whether a home has stainless steel appliances. Appliances break and need to be replaced. Instead, think about the neighborhood, vicinity to parks and shopping as well as the square footage and layout of the actual home.

For more information on how to get the best deal on a house in the Springfield, IL area or how to create a home listings to sell your property, contact us.

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