Deciding to Buy

Deciding To Buy
Purchasing a property is most likely the biggest financial decision you will ever make. The Faulkner Team can help you in every phase of the purchase. Whether this is your first home or you are an experienced buyer, this decision must be made carefully.

Where Do You Want to Live?
Greater Washington is one of the best places to live and work. It has one of the highest per capita incomes of any metropolitan region in the US. It is also #1 per capita in public green space. With 33 colleges and universities, it’s no wonder Greater Washington has the highest percentage of the population with college degrees in the country. And with our rich heritage of museums and arts organizations, the DC area is a fabulous place to live and raise a family.

At the Faulkner Team, our experience in working with clients confirms that movement within the Greater Washington region is justified. Millenials want to live in the heart of the City, near Metro, bars and restaurants and parks….and Bikeshare stations! Families lean toward the close-in suburbs…great schools, quiet communities and close access to public transportation. And whether you are inside or outside the Beltway can determine much about your housing and transportation costs. Adults close to retirement are increasingly moving back toward Bethesda and closer-in DC neighborhoods for convenience and activity.

Having a clear sense of your reasons for buying will help you choose the right property.

Is This The Time To Buy?
Are you tired of paying rent? Have you decided to pay your own mortgage instead of your landlord’s? Have you outgrown your current home? Thinking about downsizing? A larger yard? A shorter commute? More wide-open space?

Or are you looking for an investment portfolio? The rental market is relatively stable and increases in property values continue in this market. Property ownership is an excellent investment. Whether you are looking for your dream home, a rental property, or to expand your investment portfolio, real estate is one of the least risky ways to build equity or to obtain a greater return on your investment.