Bedford investment property: Any vacation or residential
property can be bought as an investment with an average price $180,000.
It is becoming a popular trend in Bedford to buy a home as
an investment property. Bedford homes with a pleasant view
of the horizon often sell at a premium above similar homes without
the view. Even though most real estate value is usually concentrated
in the building, the lot is important, too. Obviously, it should be
as level as possible. Assuming the property is in a typical neighborhood,
the lot should be rectangular no odd shaped lots or oddly situated
lots. Yard sizes are smaller in modern homes than in older homes,
but there should still be a decently sized front and back yard. Do
not buy a house where the entire back yard is taken up by a swimming
pool, for example. Do not purchase an over-landscaped property, either.
You would normally pay a premium for that, which you may not be able
to recover when you sell. You will get your best value if the house
is moderately landscaped or under-landscaped for the area. You can
always improve the landscaping during your ownership by improving
the grass and adding bushes and trees. This will improve the value
of your Bedford investment property. In each Bedford
residential neighborhood, houses will vary in size and rooms, but
they should not be too different. When resale value is important consideration,
you should not buy the largest model in the neighborhood. When determining
market value, the homes nearest to yours are most important. If most
of the nearby houses are smaller than your house, they can act as
a drag on appreciation. On the other hand, if you buy a small or medium
house for the neighborhood, the larger homes can help pull up your
value. This is one of those times where determining your "wants"
versus your "needs" can be extremely important. Buying what
you need in a more prestigious neighborhood may provide more financial
reward than getting what you want in a less desirable neighborhood
Three and four bedroom houses are the most popular among homebuyers,
so if you can stick in that range you will have more potential buyers
when it comes time to resell your Bedford investment property. Five
is okay, too, as long as you do not have to pay too much extra for
the additional bedroom. There should always be at least two bathrooms
in a house, preferably at least two and a half. One bathroom with
a place to wash up for day-to-day visitors, one for the master bedroom,
and at least one to be shared by the other bedrooms. Walk-in closets
are extremely desirable for the master bedroom. For the rest of the
house, just be sure there is plenty of closet space. Don't forget
space for linens and towels.
Garages add to the resale value to your investment property and you
should always make sure to get at least a two-car garage. Lately,
three-car garages have become desirable in some areas of the country.
The laundry facilities should be located somewhere convenient on the
main floor of the house, but not in a place it will create an eyesore.
Think about whether future purchasers will want to walk up and down
stairs when carrying loads of laundry.
Family activity centers around the kitchen, so this is the most important
room of the house. Larger kitchens are better, and they should be
provided with modern appliances. Obviously, the dining room and breakfast
nook should be located adjacent to the kitchen. In newer Bedford
houses, the family room should also be extremely close to the kitchen.
There should be easy access to the back yard, as there will be occasions
for barbecues and outdoor entertaining. In addition, it should be
a short trek between the garage to the kitchen so hauling groceries
in from the car does not become a horrendous chore. Swimming pools
do not provide as much added value as they once did. Safety issues
about families with younger children have become more publicized than
in the past, so families with small children tend to avoid homes with
pools. As a result, having a pool may actually reduce the number of
potential homebuyers when you try to resell the home in Bedford.
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