Nassau County is an affluent suburban county which was ranked as the most expensive county in the United States. Its proximity to New York City, to which Nassau County immediately lies east of, together with its spacious and rolling landscape, contributes to its affluence. This makes it an ideal prime real estate location for those looking for a luxury property. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Alicia keys have properties in the county. If you are looking for a property to buy and live in, there are tips on how you can do a Nassau County property search and choose the one that is best suited for you.
Know your needs and preferences
Before you can do a Nassau County property search, you must first know everything that you need. This includes the number of family members you or whether you own big pieces of furniture or not. You must also take into consideration your preferences, like if you want a spacious bedroom or a veranda. You should then make a list of all these needs and preferences. Once done, look for properties in the area, trim it down to your top five properties, and finally pick the one that best answers your needs.
Pay a visit to the property
Once you’re down to your one or few choices of properties, you must now proceed to actually seeing the property for yourself. Go inside the house and internalize everything you see. Feel the ambience, picture yourself living in the house. Take notes of everything that you see. Observe the house inside and out. Listen to the surroundings. After that, you must then get out of the house and repeat the inspection, this time with a much more objective perspective. Inspect everything the house has to offer as well as what it does not have. There are some buyers who are unable to finalize the sale just because they feel that there something missing in the house.
Consider everything that you own
In doing a Nassau County property search, it is important to consider the fact that it’s not just you and your family who are going to move in. Everything that you own, including the furniture, the utensils, clothes, and toys, will move in along with you. So, it is important to check the floor space of each of the rooms in your potential property. A piece of furniture that won’t fit in a room like a couch or a washing machine will mean more expenses. You must also check if there is adequate storage space for everything you are bringing with you.
Take photos or a video of the property
As reliable as human memory is in remembering everything it just observed, it will often end up either forgotten or clouded with biases. This makes documentation through the taking of photos or videos necessary. This will allow you to evaluate again the property after you’ve done the inspection. It can serve as a more proper benchmark for assessing whether the furniture will fit into a particular space or at what position the bed should be at the bedroom.
Pay a visit to the property again, at a different time
In a Nassau County property search, you have to go back to the property you have already inspected on a different time of the day. This will allow you to further evaluate the property by observing what the property and the surrounding environment looks and feels like at night, for example, if you previously visited during the early hours of the day. The sun in the morning might be too harsh for you. If you can and have the time, pay a visit to the property again during a different season such as in the winter months for instance.