There are dozens of features that may be on your wish list when shopping for homes in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, but it is always wise to keep in mind that you likely will not find all of them in a single property. You may find yourself needing to compromise or even overlook certain features like wallpaper or older fixtures that can be easily replaced once you have the keys in hand.
As your local real estate experts in Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Sheperdstown, Hedgesville, Inwood, Ranson, Charles Town and Falling Waters, Kable Team Realty is here to help you find the perfect home that fits your wants and needs. Below are three features that should not keep you from making an offer on a home in Jefferson or Berkeley County this year— particularly if you love the location and layout.
Wallpaper or outdated carpeting
These two features can certainly show a home's age, but they should not hold you back from making a purchase if you love the rest of the property. Today's homebuyers are looking for move-in ready homes but can easily forget how simple it is to replace these, even before you move in. You may even be able to negotiate the seller replacing the carpet or painting the walls a neutral color in your offer, but if not, these projects will take less than one week to complete and are relatively inexpensive.
Some homeowners in Jefferson and Berkeley County have turned their spare bedrooms into closets, offices and media rooms— but that doesn't mean you should cross the property off of your list because it's missing a bedroom. It's important that you look at the property as if the seller doesn't live there, for instance, remembering that while they use the room for media purposes, you don't have to. Each of these rooms can be converted back to their original purpose in no time.
As we mentioned above, it is essential that you tour a home as if the seller does not live there. Do not be turned off by family portraits, knick knacks or personal items on the countertops. Ignore all of the features that you can change—such as paint colors, window treatments and decor—and focus on how you can make the space your own.
Questions about buying a home in Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Sheperdstown, Hedgesville, Inwood, Ranson, Charles Town or Falling Waters this year? Give us a call!
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