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Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 3:04:00 PM - Written by Ryan Vaught

May 21, 2009

Thinking about buying a home in Chico?  If you are familiar with the area or not, here are some more good things to consider when house hunting.  Check yesterdays blog for more things to consider.

3. Type of Housing:
Do you see yourself living in a condo, a duplex or a single family home?  Maybe you don't have a preference, but if you do make sure to let your Realtor know what you are looking for.  Make sure to consider any extra fees that housing such as condos has.  Also, larger housing developments, such as California Park have annual HOA dues, that aren't super pricey but it all adds up!

4. Time Frame:
Make sure to start your house hunt by figuring out how much time you have to find a house.  Maybe you already live in Chico and just want to move within town.  In this case, you very well might not have a time frame.  If you are needing to move to Chico for work and only have a short time to find a house, rather than have the pressure of having to find a house quickly, consider possibly renting an apartment on a month to month basis in order to find a home that really suits your needs and wants.  Buyers who already own a home need to also consider if they need to sell their home first before they buy their second home (in order to have the money for a down payment on the second house).  All of these are just good things to be aware of!

5. House Age, Syle, Condition:
Are you picky about the age of a house you want to purchase?  Some buyers prefer buying newer homes, because they typically have smaller lots (less yard maintenance) and have fewer large repairs (such as a new roof or air conditioning system).  Other buyers actually prefer older homes for the lot size, established neighborhoods and mature landscaping.  Make sure you know what you want.  Also, figure out if the style of the house is important to you.  Do you want a craftsman style house, a bungalow, a Victorian house, or just a house house.  Yet another thing to consider if the condition of the home you want to buy.  Do you want to buy a house that is move in ready?  Or, are you willing to do a lot of work or remodeling in order to get the house the way you want it?

These are all important things to consider when buying you house in Chico.  Check out my website to search all of the home listings in Chico.  You can search by price range, new listings, etc.

If you need a Realtor or simply just have a question about a house you see listed in Chico, give me a ring and I would love to help you with your real estate transaction!
Ryan Vaught, Realtor

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Currently Ryan has about 30+ listings in inventory, and has already sold 14 homes in 2009. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Chico area real estate.

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3594 KEEFER RD, Chico, CA $569,000.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Built in 1977   2.02 Acres  2814 Sq. Ft.
  Lovely 3BD/2.5BA, 2-story home on 2 beautiful treed acres with a seasonal creek in desirable neighborhood. Family room, formal living and dining, kitchen with SS appliances, ...

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2271 FERN AVE, CHICO, CA $279,000.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1963   1488 Acres  1488 Sq. Ft.
  Classic home in a great area. Wood floors in living area, nice back yard with a cool pool plus an 8 x 20 pool cabana and covered patio, kitchen has fresh paint and new floorin...

More information on 2271 fern ave
2682 FAIRFIELD CMNS, Chico, CA $265,000.00
  Residential 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Built in 1997   0.14 Acres  1424 Sq. Ft.
  Very nice home in senior community in California Park. Features tile countertops, vaulted ceilings, dual pane windows, forced-air heating & cooling. Nicely landscaped back y...

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