How Much Does a Home in College Station Really Cost?

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College Station House ValueEveryone knows that a $200,000 home costs more than a $180,000 home whether in Bryan or College Station – right? Yes and maybe…

The $200,000 home costs more in the beginning. But there are many things that determine the true long term cost of a house. Below are a few things to consider when trying to decide home the REAL cost of a home.

  1. Do trees need to be removed?
  2. How much yard maintenance is needed and who is going to do it?
  3. Is there a pool or hot tub and does it need maintenance?
  4. Is the home energy efficient? How much is your utility bill going to be?
  5. How is the roof? Does it need to be replaced soon?
  6. What is the paint like on the house? Does it need to be repainted?
  7. What is the electrical system like? Does it need upgrading to handle your load usage with your electronics and appliances?
  8. Is there aluminum wiring or lead-based paint or any other safety issue that needs to be addressed?
  9. Does it need new carpeting, tile repair, other flooring issues?
  10. What remodeling projects are on the horizon?
  11. Are the appliances still under warranty?
  12. What appliances need to be purchased?
  13. What are the property taxes?
  14. Are you in the city with city services and city taxes or in the country or in the ETJ?
  15. Have you had the property inspected? What else can you predict will be expenses over the next 5 years?

There are many things you must consider when purchasing a home in Bryan and College Station. Sales price does play a factor but it is not the ONLY factor. Be sure to work with a professional Realtor to help you asses your true costs in purchasing your next home.

Susan Hilton

Susan Hilton – Realtor & Sales Trainer for Century 21 Beal

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