There are more women these days buying their first homes on their own then ever before. I think it’s mainly because… well let’s face it, we’ve always been better with our finances. Couple that with our maturity, allows us to embark into the real estate market faster. Now here are some great tips for those single women looking to purchase their first homes.
Ask your real estate agent for advice
Real estate agents have experience selling to all types of people with all types of budgets and concerns. They would be the best source to start with for any major concerns or questions you may have.
Buy a home with attached garage or with secure underground parking ( if you can afford to)
When it is winter or its dark outside you will feel more secure walking into your new home. You may even consider leaving porch lights on or having them on timers for extra safety.
Consider Gated Communities (again if you can afford to)
These communities provide specific codes to allow entry and change these codes routinely to prevent theft and violence. They even close the gates as soon as you enter and close after you.
Install a security system
These are good anywhere, but may make you feel extra safe especially in a big city. These can alert you to theft, crime, poisoning, fire, and more and can usually be installed at a reasonable price and may lower your insurance payments.
Inspect Door Locks and Door Jams
Make sure all door locks work properly and will not get stuck or jammed when you need them the most.
Check locations of Bedrooms
Make sure that the bedrooms are located in a safe and secure place or that blinds or shades cover the windows completely to give you privacy and make you feel safer.
These tips will help make you as a women to feel safer and more secure in your new home. This way you can focus on just enjoying your new place and your new future with peace of mind.