Dont Dwell On It

Dated: 02/21/2017

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5 Things You Should Not Dwell On When Buying A House

Finding the right home to buy is a process. The typical home buyer looks at 9 homes before making an offer. If you are on your 40th home and still can’t find something that you like, maybe you are paying attention to the wrong features when you are viewing homes. Below are a list of things that you SHOULD NOT dwell on when buying a home and what you should consider instead.

Paint Color

Paint colors, inside and out, can always be changed! Instead of seeing unappealing paint colors as a turn-off, look at them as an opportunity to personalize the home once you move in by repainting. If you’re concerned with the amount of work that painting involves, you should know that painting is an inexpensive project to hire out

*Instead of paint color, pay attention to a home’s architectural details.


Never pay attention to the furniture in a home for sale.  More than likely it either belongs to the seller or it is “staging furniture”.  If the furniture does come with the home, it can easily be sold at a garage sale or donated.  Just think…you could sell the furniture to help offset the cost of re-painting.

*Instead of the seller’s furniture, pay attention to the size and layout of each room.

Window Treatments

Window treatments typically stay with the home, but they are so easy to swap out that they should never be considered when purchasing a home. For most new homeowners, it’s exciting to change out window treatments to fit their desired decor.  And until you decide what you really want to dress the windows with…for now you are covered and have privacy.

*Instead of window treatments, pay attention to the energy efficiency of the windows and the light they allow into the home.

Light Fixtures

Light fixtures also stay with the home, unless it’s the sellers great great grandmothers crystal chandelier, in which case that’s probably going bye-bye.  Updating light fixtures is an easy way to personalize the home to your taste. If the light fixtures that you are removing are in good condition, you can probably get a few bucks for them by putting them in a yard sale in that new neighborhood of yours.

*Instead of light fixtures, pay attention to the electrical wiring and notice if rooms have the capability for overhead lighting.


Most parents and pet owners desire homes with fenced in yards. They offer privacy and security and are certainly nice to have! But never rule out a home if it doesn’t have a fence because they are relatively easy and inexpensive to install yourself.

*Instead of fencing, pay attention to other details of the yard such as size and slope.

With all these items now out of the way you can focus on the things that really matter as you select your new home.  

Amy L Jackson | REALTOR® ABR, CDPE, MRP, PMN - let my experience as a real estate professional and investor guide you through a smooth and enjoyable transaction.  I stay on top of market trends and technology so that I can provide my clients with the highest level of service, skills, security and integrity.  Contact me at 720-231-4118 or

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My name is Amy Jackson, I was born in Denver and have lived my entire life here in Colorado. Whether you like outdoor recreation, cultural activities, concerts or watching professional sports, there....

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