What to Look for in a House for Sale When There Are so Many to Choose from

Posted on: 8 October 2018

You're house shopping and you've been looking at a lot of houses for sale. With so many options to choose from within your price range, how do you select a home for your needs? You can narrow down your options by knowing exactly what to look for in your new home, which will make the selection process easier.

Here are things to look for in a house for sale when there are so many options to consider.

Square footage

The size of the space in the home is almost more important than how many bedrooms or bathrooms a property has. Why? Because just because a home has a lot of rooms doesn't mean it technically has a lot of space. Square footage is key when buying a home: the more property you buy, the more value you get for your money.

As a bonus, purchasing a home with greater square footage allows you to be able to modify your home in the future. Should you want to add another bathroom or bedroom, or make the space more comfortable and open, you can do this without having to add onto the exterior of your property as a result.


A fenced in yard is a novelty for some people, but totally worth it to others. You want a yard that is fully fenced for both privacy and to keep kids and pets inside—or outside—your property line.

When considering homes that have fenced in yards, only select those that have wrought iron, vinyl, or wooden fencing. While chain link fencing is popular and somewhat long-lasting, the fencing that works best for home value is usually decorative and durable in design.


In many ways, location really does matter. You want a home that is close to schools, parks, and other hot spots for you and your kids. You don't want to be stuck in a neighborhood that is declining either. If you find a cheaper luxury home in a poorer neighborhood, it might not be as great a deal as you think. After all, once you buy your home, you can't do anything about the location.

Really think about what you want in a home since you are going to be living in the same place for many years. As you consider how large the space is, whether it's fenced, and other components, you find it's easier to narrow your choices down after all.