Seven Important Things When Shopping for a New Home

tips to consider when shopping for a new homeWith its majestic mountains as a backdrop, Colorado Springs is one of the hottest real estate markets in the country. A strong military presence, growing economy, and proximity to outdoor recreation are just a few of the factors that make Colorado Springs a desirable place to put down roots. Knowing some key items when looking for a home to purchase can help you make the best choice for your family.

Neighborhood

Colorado Springs is made up of many different neighborhoods. In a city with over four hundred thousand people, there are neighborhoods that will fit any need. Deciding what sort of neighborhood fits your needs is an important factor when picking your home. Cordera has appealing features like wide trails for bike rides and morning runs. Community centers, swimming pools, and parks are often features of newer communities, and can add intangible value to your everyday life.

Drive through neighborhoods that you are interested in and do your homework. Look at websites, and ask around- your friends and co-workers can often be invaluable sources of information about neighborhoods that might fit your unique needs.

Location

Colorado Springs encompasses a large area. It sits on almost 200 square miles of land, so you want to make sure that you pick a home in a location that works for your life. Newer neighborhoods, like Cordera, feel as if they are tucked away, but they are also easily accessible by major roads and highways.

Schools

A strong and thriving school district will help your home retain and increase in value, and will typically draw more homes and businesses into the area. Look at school websites and local news sites for information on school districts in the area.

Cordera’s neighborhood school, Chinook Trail consistently ranks high in state testing, and has the honor of being one of the only schools in Colorado to offer Mandarin Chinese. Beyond the excellent neighborhood school, D20 offers many choices to fit your family’s needs through the years.

Big Picture

Make a list of features that will matter to your family through the years. Whether you are looking for a strong sense of community, a cul-de-sac for your children to play in, or beautiful views and landscaping, really think about the features that will create the quality of life that you have worked for.

Cost

Homes in Colorado continue to hit record highs for cost, but they are still affordable compared to other desirable markets across the country. When you are deciding what you want to spend on a home, remember to include in your HOA fees, taxes, and insurance. All three can vary greatly across Colorado Springs; doing your homework in this area is a wise financial idea when you are looking to purchase.

Quality

The phrase “they don’t build ‘em like they used to” is absolutely correct. Most people are surprised to find out that homes are often built better than they used to be. In a community like Cordera, builders use the finest materials and true craftsmen to construct their homes. From the smallest details to the big picture, Cordera homes are built to last. Six award-winning Colorado home builders are responsible for the high quality homes located in Cordera, promising that your home will stand the test of time.

New versus pre-owned

Whether you want a pre-owned home that already has mature landscaping and custom touches, or you want to have a say in every detail of your home’s construction, Cordera has options. Some people relish the process of a new construction, and others prefer the ease of a turnkey home; decide what works for you and your family.

Buying a new home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. Consider all of the factors so that you make the best decision for you and your family.

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