Published 1/13/21

Things to Look For in Your Next Home

As you start the home buying process, you will have to consider many important factors, above and beyond your own personal budget and buying power. While this can be a stressful process, there are things you can do to make the process simple and as stress-free as possible.

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current homeowner, you can begin to prepare for the homebuying process by spending some time thinking about the things that are most important to you. At Franklin Investment Realty, we are here to not only help you purchase your next home, but help you truly think through exactly what you want – and need – in your next home.

Welcoming Neighborhood
One of the most important things to consider, relative to your own personal budget and buying power, is where you want to purchase your new home. Are you looking for a quiet neighborhood with a larger yard (Bucks County)? Or, maybe you’re looking for a new home in a more walkable neighborhood (Old City)? Perhaps you’re shopping close to work, or you’re looking to purchase a home in a specific school district? These are all really important things to consider as you start researching new homes and each answer will be specific to you and your family. With our many years of experience in the greater Philadelphia area, we are confident we can help you explore new neighborhoods and exciting pockets of the city, like Brewerytown and many other booming neighborhoods, and find the area that’s just perfect for you.

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Cozy Living Spaces and Amenities
Another critically important decision you will need to make is determine exactly how much space you need – and how you want that space to be allocated throughout your home. Maybe you’re a chef and an impressive kitchen with ample storage is important to you; or maybe you would prefer a bonus media room for your children or a spare home office. Either way, determining exactly how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need in your next house is an important decision to make as you tour potential new homes.

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Another important decision you will need to make is to consider if you want your home to be move-in ready, or if you want to be afforded the opportunity to make your home your own with small – or large – renovations. In this housing market, and with our knowledge of the area, Franklin Investment Realty can help you consider the pros and cons of purchasing a move-in-ready home, or a charming fixer-upper that you can customize to be your own.

Once you’re settled in your beautiful home, you can stay cozy and warm with an indoor movie night. Make your perfect night-in all the better with a home theater projector and stream your favorite holiday movies or shows anywhere in the house, maybe even outside if the weather allows, or stay indoors cozied up on the couch. To make the season even more special, you can build a hot chocolate bar complete with marshmallows, candies and peppermints.


– Karl Kennedy