Buyers sometimes don’t look at the big picture when buying a property– stainless steel appliances and paint colors jump out more than things that really should matter.  Many forget that buying a property is an investment, an opportunity for growth.  Here are ten things that make your house better in the long run:

1.  Location, location, location.

2.  School District

3.  Position on the Lot

4.  Crime

5.  Walkability

6.  Neighborhood’s Character

7.  Is it the best house on the block?  Some recommend against buying the best house, as investment and value may remain stagnant.

8.  Is it a fixer upper?

9.  Will the home hold its value?

10.  Taxes, dues, and fees