Here are 4 things to consider when buying a home in Pittsburg, KS

October 12, 2017

Here are 4 things to consider when buying a home in Pittsburg, KS

If you looking for a Midwestern city with a rich history and a culture that comes with a college town, Pittsburg, Kansas, is a great place to live. Once you’ve made the decision to buy a home, keep these four things in mind and the process will seem less daunting. It will also help you to narrow or widen your choices in homes.

As experts in the market, we at Pro X Realty offer some helpful advice about what you need to know about buying a home in Pittsburg, Kansas

1) What kind of neighborhood suits your lifestyle? Pittsburg, Kansas has a wide variety of neighborhoods that feature different styles of living. From tree-lined streets showcasing historic homes to modern subdivisions with a community pool, or existing homes where you can use your DIY skills, there is something for everyone. Having an idea about what you prefer will help narrow your search as you start looking at the market’s offerings.

2) You have school-age children? If so, you may want to purchase a house near the school. This will be convenient when the school activities start. You may also want the option to have your child walk or ride their bike to school or live in a neighborhood with other school-age children. Another thing to consider is whether the house has a sidewalk in the front and backyard for the family pet.

3) We have four distinct seasons. Have you checked out the utility bills? As we say here in Kansas, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a while.” One day it may be sunny and 80 degrees; the next day it may be a chilly 64 degrees and drizzling. We have hot summers and snowy winters. As a result, utility bills may be a concern. While you are checking on a home’s efficiency, it’s a good idea to call Westar to learn more about the home’s recent utility costs. Keep in mind the size of the home will also influence utility costs and its efficiency.

4) Do you want a new home, or do you like the idea of remodeling or renovating an older home? New constructions, historic homes and lots of options in between are currently listed for sale in Pittsburg, Kansas. If you’re interested in a historic home, keep in mind that you may want to double-check on the owner’s’ maintenance schedule and how recently key elements have been replaced (i.e. the roof, heating/cooling units, wiring, plumbing, etc.). New (or relatively new) constructions should come with home warranties.

Check out our listings and learn more about buying a home in Pittsburg, Kansas, from the realtors at Pro X Realty.

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