Are you pondering the sale of your current home so that you can make a move to a different part of the La Jolla area, or are you downsizing now that the kids have moved out and it’s just the two of you? As we move through our lives, circumstances change – and that means our real estate needs change with them. In this post we’ll pose a few scenarios to help you determine what type of homebuyer you are now, and which properties will best suit your current needs.
Are You a First-Time Homebuyer?
If you’re a single young professional who is tired of paying rent without building any equity, or a young couple that is expecting their first child, this is an excellent time to buy a home here in San Diego. You can browse through thousands of property listings here on our website, with homes that are sure to fit your budget. Remember – if you are expecting this house to last you for a few years, you’ll want to envision what your family looks like at that point. It’s a good piece of advice to invest in a home that has at least one extra bedroom in case you decide to have another child.
Are You a Family in Need of a Bigger Home?
As your children get older the house that used to feel spacious can start to feel small and cramped. If your family is starting to require more space, you can make an upgrade to a larger home. You’ll want to ensure that you choose a home that has a larger square footage as your current home, with at least as many bedrooms. Look for a home that has additional bathrooms as well, as this is a luxury that many families crave. Are your children attending high school or do they plan on staying in the San Diego area to go to university? If so, you can purchase a large home close to their future school which can provide a significant savings over paying for dorms.
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Are You Buying a Second (Or Third) Home?
La Jolla and the greater San Diego area in general are very popular destinations for those who are looking for a second or vacation home. If you prefer to live on the beach, you can easily get a condo within walking distance so that every morning you’re waking up to the sounds of the surf. A major benefit of having a vacation home here in La Jolla is the ability to generate an additional income stream by renting the home out to short-term tenants and tourists.
Whether you’re downsizing or relocating, the friendly team of real estate agents here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties are ready to help you find the perfect home and property. Contact us today at (858) 405-4004 or by email on our contact form and we’ll schedule a consultation so we can determine which La Jolla homes fit your needs and budget. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to working with you!