Common Pitfalls When Searching for a New Home

buy existing or new home?Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life.  Hamlet Homes, your new home provider in Salt Lake, is here to guide you through the process and provide you with a long list of beautiful homes and communities to choose from. We can also assist you with many of the details involved in what’s often a complex process. These are a few common mistakes you should be aware of:


Budget is always one of the major concerns. Unfortunately, there’s a natural tendency to spend a bit more than we might think is appropriate. This is totally understandable! Your home should be one of the defining characteristics of your family. It’s the place where you spend most of your time, and wanting the only the best makes perfect sense. However, budgeting properly is vital. You have to consider building costs as well as future maintenance and upkeep. Don’t forget to keep in mind mortgage types, rates, property taxes and utilities. To help you in this process, consider making a checklist.

No Research

Before purchasing a new home, research the area. Be aware of important aspects such as schools, crime statistics, traffic, amenities, and more. Try visiting the neighborhood and start talking to residents. The lack of proper research can leave your family in an uncomfortable location or situation.

Emotional Purchases

A home might be near the neighborhood in which you grew up, or maybe it reminds you of a cherished childhood memory. Just remember that buying a home is a big decision that requires reasoning, rather than emotion. Don’t make any decisions hastily.

New Home Furniture

Many people want to get an idea of the furniture and décor they’re interested in even before they begin construction, and this is definitely a good idea. You don’t want to get halfway through the process, before realizing things won’t fit with your preferred style and then be forced to alter your budget or sacrifice your desired look. As premier homebuilders in Utah, Hamlet Homes will help you navigate these landmines and others, all while providing you top quality service. Speak to one of our brokers today!


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