4 homebuying factors you might easily overlook


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When you’re looking to buy a home for sale, the process entails more than just comparing the number of bedrooms and bathrooms in each dwelling that catches your eye. Your potential investment also goes beyond the confines of the home’s walls.

In a highly competitive market, buyers are willing to compromise on factors that could cause problems later, simply because they’re anxious about getting into a house.

“For instance, they might overlook the fact that it has no backyard or that it’s next to a busy street,” says Kris Paolini, a senior agent with Redfin in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

So yes, “location, location, location” remains a valid factor to consider when looking at homes for sale. Read on to learn what else should be on your radar.

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