Get the Best Bang for Your Buck in the Housing Market

February 16, 2018
Updated 1mo ago

Let's say you're searching for a home and have already pinpointed the area in which you want to live. How can you then find the best deal within that location? Seth Keslow, Real Estate Broker, joins Your Future Home to discuss what amenities of a town could cost you a little more money when purchasing a home.

Keslow says buying a house near a town center that provides a community pool, schools, camps, and parks would automatically increase its price. Along with those amenities, if the house is within walking distance to a hub of transportation you may be paying a premium price. He says millennials are more apt to buy houses that are walkable to nearby restaurants and shops.

However, if you're looking to buy on a budget he suggests looking at older homes that maybe aren't so close to those transportation hubs or town centers. Plus, if you're within a certain distance of a fire or police station you may be able to get a discount on your homeowners' insurance.