When you are buying a home, there are just some things that you want to make sure you don't look past, no matter how much you love the house. It's important to use your head and not let things go that will leave you regretting your decision down the road. Here are some of the things that you may think you can live with if you really like a house—and then end up quickly regretting the decision:
A busy street
If you go to see a house that's on the market and the first thing you notice is that it is right on a main street where traffic whizzes by at a high rate of speed all day long, you really need to think if it's worth it. You are going to have a fight to exit your property every time you want to leave, and it will be extremely bad at rush hour times of the day. If you don't leave the house much, you don't have young kids or dogs to worry about with a main street that close, and noises don't tend to bother you, then you may do fine with a house such as the one described here.
A very small yard
If you have always envisioned your home having a large yard or even plenty of land, but you find real estate you like situated on a small plot of land, then you have a lot to think about. This may change the way you have always intended to use your yard and many of the things you wanted to enjoy. However, if you didn't really have too many plans and just thought a larger yard would just be an added bonus, then a smaller yard with a house you really love may be fine for your family.
A neighborhood that's not known for safety
No matter how much you fall in love with a house, if it is in a neighborhood with a pretty high crime rate, you really want to give a lot of thought to choosing to buy that house. If you decide the benefits outweigh that one big negative, there are some things you definitely want to do. You will need a top-of-the-line security system and should even consider a guard dog. You will also want to have a fence installed, and other things such as motion sensing lights, window guards, and security screens. Also, consider that it may be a bit harder for you to sell the home should you decide to do so in the future.