We may not have the same number of first time Louisville home buyers as we did when the government was offering incentives but there are still many searching for that first house to call a home.
There is no perfect home.
I can’t count the number of times a client would say, “If only we could take this house and put it on the other home’s lot.”
There Are a Lot of Louisville Homes
Keep in mind there are a lot of homes on the market because of the size of Louisville. Right now there are 5,848 single family homes and 1,027 condos. That doesn’t even count the farms, multi-family homes, vacant lots and other properties in the Louisville real estate market.
You can (and should) read a lot about the local real estate market. There are some very important things that you need to watch for as a first time Louisville home buyer.
There are bad neighborhoods, houses with underlying structural damage etc. You need to become aware of these factors, of course, but the one thing you can’t read about is the feeling that comes over you when you have been desperately trying to find the right place and then suddenly find it. It is the feeling of finding home.
First Time Buyers Can Get Discouraged
As a first time Louisville home buyer, you may get discouraged but don’t let it get you down.
It may take some time before you find the house you can call home and you may feel that it is all a wasted effort. A lot of clients hit the point of frustration right before they see the house they want. It’s like magic. The desperation comes and then the home pops up.
In Louisville there are 20-50 listings added every day. Some of these homes have incredible designs that are simply inspiring. The thing is that you need to find the one that inspires you. Then you’ve got it.
You’ll Know When You Know
You will know a home is right for you when you feel it. You can walk into this Louisville home and imagine your furniture in it. You can envision stepping out into the back yard on a sunny day with a cold drink in your hand. Everything fits together perfectly, and the small things that aren’t perfect really don’t matter.
A top Louisville real estate agent will want you to get exactly what you want. It’s your job to communicate the criteria that’s important to you. He’ll need a feel of what you want and then show you what’s available. A good agent will never give up until you are fully satisfied and happy with your final decision.
This is really all there is to it. You’ll know when you know. There is no big secret that a first time Louisville homebuyer doesn’t have access to. The right house is out there waiting for you to make it your first home.