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HGTV's 10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home - Secret #6

Monday, May 25, 2015   /   by Melissa Owen

HGTV's 10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home - Secret #6

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home

Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips.


Buying Secret # 6: Bigger Isn’t Always Better
Everyone’s drawn to the biggest, most beautiful house on the block. But bigger is usually not better when it comes to houses. There’s an old adage in real estate that says don’t buy the biggest, best house on the block. The largest house only appeals to a very small audience and you never want to limit potential buyers when you go to re-sell. Your home is only going to go up in value as much as the other houses around you. If you pay $500,000 for a home and your neighbors pay $250,000 to $300,000, your appreciation is going to be limited. Sometimes it is best to is buy the worst house on the block, because the worst house per square foot always trades for more than the biggest house.

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