New Year might mean that it is time for a new house. If so, it might be time to get to those home improvement projects underway to help get you on the road to your new real estate in Big Bear.
Make A Wish List
The beginning of the year is a great time to take an assessment of where you are and where you want to be. Clearing, cleaning and improving your current property is a great way to start.
If you are dreaming of finding a home in the mountains, take some time to list what you most desire and then search properties for sale to get ideas. Is a rustic mountain cabin more your style or do you envision a lakeside estate?
Create A Timeline
What time frame do you have in mind for moving? Creating a time line for change can help you budget and plan improvements that will help sell your current home while also getting a better return on investment if you do it right. It will also help you target the right time to connect with a Big Bear Realtor® for help in finding a new house.
Need inspiration? Read magazines, visit home improvement stores for ideas and ask around for referrals for contractors or professionals to help. Don’t forget to bookmark favorite websites to round out the research. Preparing helps lower the stress–so take your time.
Set A Budget
Once you have the basics outlined, set a budget. Since holiday expenses precede the New Year, take a few months to ponder and plan. If you are doing improvements, price out materials, labor and plan for unexpected incidentals. Talk with your banker or financial advisor for additional suggestions and best strategies.
Pull The Proper Permits
Don’ forget to pull the proper permits for any home improvement projects that involve structural changes, plumbing, or electrical work. In most cases, the general contractor or trade professional you hire can assist with this.
Find professionals through referrals and online research and don’t forget to ask friends and family members for help with smaller do it yourself projects.
If you are searching for a Realtor® in Big Bear, don’t hesitate to call the Rahill Real Estate Group at (909) 547-4402.