How to Find the Perfect Home in Crystal Springs MS
Crystal Springs is one of the best places to live in west-central Mississippi. The economy is growing, the cost of living is far lower than the national average and the weather is pleasant, though it does get hot in July and August. Also, because Crystal Springs is roughly 30 minutes from Jackson, you can take advantage of the big city amenities.
Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize or relocate, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the number of affordable homes in Crystal Springs. Below are a few tips to help you narrow down your search and find the perfect place to call home.
Know the features you want – and don’t want.
So many people jump into a home search without determining what features they want in their future property. There’s no reason to waste your time looking at homes that don’t fit your criteria, so list out the things that are important to you.
Work with your real estate agent in Crystal Springs MS to determine what expectations are reasonable in your price range. If, over time, you’re not finding what you’re looking for, you can make adjustments to be more flexible.
Some things to consider are:
- Type of home. Do you want a fixer-upper, an existing home or new construction? Does a one-story or two-story fit your family better?
- Bedrooms and baths. What are the minimum number of bedrooms and bathrooms you want the property to have?
- How far are you willing to commute to work each day?
- What does your ideal neighborhood look like? Does it have shopping, transportation and medical care nearby?
- If you have children, consider the schools you’ll be sending them to.
Work with a trusted real estate agent in Crystal Springs MS.
It’s important to have a good relationship with your realtor. Your real estate agent will listen to your wants and needs, respect your budget and work hard to find properties that fit your criteria. They are also the liaison between you and the sellers.
With home search sites, some buyers end up working with the first realtor they meet. While it is nice to have the freedom to look at properties online, there is no substitute to having a friendly, knowledgeable realtor who has your best interests at heart.
Schedule property tours.
Looking at homes online is not the same as viewing them in person. While we certainly recommend looking at online photos and video tours (you can weed out properties this way), do not rely on them entirely. If a home meets your needs and price range, it probably deserves a firsthand look.
Try to schedule your tours around the same time so that you can view all the properties at once. This makes it easier to compare homes. While you wait to schedule your tours, use the online tools that are available to you. Map the address, look at the sizes of each room (compare them to what you have now), see how long your commute is and more. This way, if you really love the home, you’ll be ready to make an offer.
Are you ready to find your dream home in Crystal Springs? Contact Progressive Realty today, and together, we’ll start looking for that perfect property.