The True Costs of Holding the Wrong Home in Killeen for 2021

A house we bought in Killeen… It’s seen better days!

Often times I see folks who have held on to a home for too long and by the time we meet there are serious issues. The true costs of owning the wrong Killeen home can be not only emotional but very expensive. Why live another day in a home that you can no longer afford or just doesn’t suit your lifestyle any longer? Here are some of the true costs of owning the wrong home in Killeen.

Overbought

Many times buyers fall in love with a property and are unaware of the true costs involved with ownership of this specific home, impulsively buying more house than they can truly afford. This happens a lot with younger couples and those taking out VA loans. Owning the wrong Killeen home can bury you in financial debt. You could end up paying more in interest on loans trying to hold onto the property than you will ever make up in equity over time. And if you decide to move (or divorce, PCS, etc) then you can try to rent it but that is a whole new set of problems! If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to accept your mistake and save yourself from possible bankruptcy or even foreclosure by selling.

Location

Regrettably, even the best of neighborhoods can become less than desirable. Perhaps you have had to change jobs and your commute has become overwhelming. Or you bought close to base only to realize it’s not the best area. Owning the wrong Killeen home in the wrong location can also mean that growth has changed the atmosphere of the area from what you desire. Other issues could be interrupted sleep because of neighbors. While you can take actions such as filing a police report or even filing a restraining order if problem neighbors come onto your property repeatedly. You may find yourself regretting your home purchase. Should you find yourself unable to live with the situation any longer, it may be time to sell.

Repairs

Owning the wrong Killeen home could also leave you drowning in repair bills and dealing with the headaches of scheduling repair work. Most first time homebuyers don’t realize the cost that repairs can add and if you bought an older home it can seem like there is always something that needs fixing. Living in the home during major repairs can be difficult or even impossible, costing you even more in finding temporary housing. While your home may have been in great condition when you purchased it, things can and do go wrong. If you find your home has started needing repairs more often and they are becoming more and more expensive, it is a good time to sell.

Hiring Help

In order to properly care for a home both inside and out, routine maintenance cannot be delayed or serious issues can arise, and end up costing thousands of dollars in damage. Owning the wrong Killeen home may mean that the property has simply become too much for you to care for on your own, physically. For this reason, if you are unable to carry out the tasks required, you’ll have to foot the bill to pay for someone to help you do the work. If you cannot afford to hire help, it may be time to sell your home.

Lifestyle Changes

As your needs change over time, owning the wrong Killeen home may mean that you find yourself with either too little house, or too much house. When your family grows unexpectedly, it can become stressful to have too many people crammed into a small space. Circumstances can change that may make your home too much for you to easily care for any longer. When a home no longer serves the needs of those living within, this is a red flag that it is time to sell.

Don’t hesitate! At Liberty we are here to help. With a direct sale to us, you will have a quick closing date that is guaranteed! If you find yourself burdened with owning the wrong Killeen home, it’s time to take action. With a direct sale to Liberty, concerns over the costs of any repairs can be completely eliminated. Don’t waste your valuable time and money! I promise to make it easy to move on with your life! Send us a message or call (512) 961-9943 today.

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Dominic

Dominic

I am the owner & buyer for Liberty Home Buyers in Killeen. I am local and happy to help with any questions you may have so feel free to reach out.

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