Home Buying is Like Shoe Buying

ADDED ON September 29, 2017 0 COMMENTS

Home buying is like shoe buying

We have all heard the saying “one shoe fits all”.   But,  if you’ve ever looked for a Los Angeles home (to buy or to rent), you realize that the “one size fits all” does not work when buying a home.  It doesn’t work when shoe shopping, either, for that matter!  Homes, like shoes, are very personal, and often emotionally-based purchases.  Home buying is very personal.

Try as they might to create a home that will meet every need and every taste, home builders are aware that it just can’t be done.  As with shoes, versatility lies in key components – simple design, elegant tones, and a combination of shine, style and comfort.

As with your shoe purchase, buying a Los Angeles home requires you to consider what is most important to you and your future plans.  In addition, you will want to consider how and who will be living in the home, and how it will be used. When home buying, some people want more formal space, some prefer a more casual lifestyle.  For most home buyers certain amenities are a must, and these amenities vary from buyer to buyer!

So … you can easily see that “one size does not fit all” when it comes to Los Angeles home buying!

Some considerations in your home search and purchase might be:

  • Is your preferred lifestyle one of an open design or cozy comfort?
  • Do you require modern storage options or the generally smaller capacity of a vintage style?
  • Are you an outdoor person?  Do you prefer planned, pre-designed landscaping or a more creative, freestyle garden?
  • Do you prefer space over location, or vice versa?
  • Is this going to be your primary residence or will it be a vacation home?
  • Is remodeling or refurbishing something you want to do (or have the time and money to do), or would you prefer an “all done” or “nearly done” property?
  • Can you identify and list your top “must haves” and bottom “least important” home criteria?

Of course, when you are considering buying a Los Angeles home, there are many other questions and considerations.  We advise you to take your time in searching for a home.  This will make you a more informed home buyer, and you will feel more comfortable, too, knowing that you did your “home work” before buying.  Enjoy the journey as you find the home that is the perfect fit for you and your circumstances. And when you find the home that makes you want to click your heels so you can return?  Make an offer!   It’s like buying shoes … when you find the ones with the perfect fit and style – buy them!

So, if you are ready to start “trying on some shoes” — or “finding a home” as we say in the real estate business …

Here are some of the most recently listed homes in La Canada that you might consider:

  1. 5 beds, 7 baths
    Home size: 6,003 sq ft
    Lot size: 24,468 sqft
    Year built: 2017
    Days on market: 2
  2. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,166 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,000 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 4
  3. 4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,471 sq ft
    Lot size: 22,364 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Days on market: 6
  4. 1 bed, 1 bath
    Home size: 718 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,265 sqft
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 6
  5. 4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 3,894 sq ft
    Lot size: 23,191 sqft
    Year built: 1975
    Days on market: 8
  6. 5 beds, 6 baths
    Home size: 5,620 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,275 sqft
    Year built: 2002
    Days on market: 9
  7. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,569 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,432 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 12
  8. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 3,569 sq ft
    Lot size: 27,432 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Days on market: 13
  9. 3 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 1,883 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,070 sqft
    Year built: 1950
    Days on market: 14
  10. 5 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,972 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,319 sqft
    Year built: 2011
    Days on market: 16

See all Real estate in the city of La Canada Flintridge.
(all data current as of 1/16/2018)

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