Buying homes for sale in Incline Village, NV is such an exciting life moment! Especially if Lake/Mountain life is new for you. Whether you are buying as an investment you may use every once in a while, a year round dwelling or a gathering place for the family over the holidays, there are a few tips below from experts on what to keep in mind.
- Determine your goals and purposes for the property
Homes for sale in Incline Village, NV are a big investment. Take the time to map out what you want from this house. Is this a primary residence or a part time house? Do you want a lakefront estate or a quant chalet that needs a little TLC? Do you want a big yard to entertain large groups or is this just for you and your partner and you don’t want a lot of outdoor maintenance? Do you want to be able to walk to your favorite restaurants and trails or would you prefer to be closer to the lake or your favorite resort? Find out what is most important to you and then give that information to your Incline Village, NV Realtor so they can help you find the best property for your needs and wants.
- Don’t expect the transition to be seamless if this is a year round home.
This is really important for city dwellers or suburbanites to keep in mind. If this home is your holiday and weekend escape, then the differences may be welcomed and you may not need to think about the transition. If you are jumping in head first for a long term move, start detaching yourself from the modern day conveniences that living in places with a high population bring. IE-You can’t just run to the mall real quick to get a last minute item. Familiarize yourself with local stores and figure out what needs to be picked up on trips to Reno or Carson or ordered online. Sometimes cell service and internet can be spotty. If not being connected isn’t an option, start looking at back up plans and asking which services will keep you up to speed, no pun intended.
- Be Ready For All Kinds Of Weather
Blizzards, hot sunny days, smoke, wildfires, massive hail. You name it, we got it. And don’t think that just because it is summer it won’t snow. Mountain life brings mountain weather which can change at the drop of a dime, so be prepared. And not just your home either. Make sure your car is ready to take on inclement weather, has good tires, proper storage and is routinely maintained so that if you need to travel during some less than desirable conditions, you are able to navigate the route safely. Also be sure your insurance covers flooding and fires. Not sure where to start with the insurance? Chat with your Incline Village, NV Realtor about what they recommend.
- Get To Know Your Neighbors
When looking at homes for sale in Incline Village, NV, the type of neighbors you want may be in the back of your mind. Neighborhoods vary with the style of houses, the space between and the neighborhood demographics. If the home is only going to be occupied part time, be sure you pick an area where you know your neighbors are friendly and will help keep an eye on your home. Your Incline Village, NV Realtor will help you choose the neighborhood that is best for you but once you have made your choice, go introduce yourself. Lake Tahoe is made up of a great local community that takes care of one another.
Have more questions about what to keep in mind when moving to the mountains? Feel free to contact us! We would be more than happy to lend our expertise.