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How to Find the Right Move-in Ready Home

When you’re looking for a new home, consider how much work you’ll need to do to make it the way you want. Repairs, remodeling, even a fresh coat of paint here and there will cost you in time and money—and both will likely add up to more than you estimated. Instead of compromising, look for a home that fits your vision as closely as possible. Beacon Homes has ideas on how to find the right move-in ready home.

Make a checklist.

You probably have a mental image of what you want in your next home. Put those ideas on paper. Make a list, print or cut out photos of features you like. Set up a Pinterest board as an online scrapbook.

What type and color of countertops and flooring appeal to you? Are you set on an open floor plan? Be as specific as you can, all the way down to the style of faucets and the size of the pantry and walk-in closet. This is a major investment and you deserve to get as much as possible without added time and expense.

Decide on your priorities.

Look at your new home checklist. What are the most important features for you? Be sure to think long-term. You might find the current kitchen “tolerable”, but within a couple of years, you’ll become far less tolerant.

If you need to renovate, what would you estimate for the time and cost? Most experts tell you to double both of those figures.

Do you even have the space in this home to remodel it into your dream?

Keep all of these concerns in mind when you’re looking at new homes so that you don’t experience buyer’s remorse far too soon.

Define “move-in ready”.

Wouldn’t it be great to have the moving van bring all of your possessions so you can unpack and settle right in? No walls to paint, fixtures to replace. The floors are absolutely perfect as is.

When buying a resale home, you’re probably prepared to make some changes. The question is, how much work do you want to put into reshaping this new home?

A move-in ready home should be exactly that. You don’t need to invest in changes.

A new construction home—where you are the very first owner—is more likely to live up to your expectations. You’re starting with contemporary features and fixtures, at least in a Beacon home. We include granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and our home designs reflect the open floor plan that homebuyers prefer. With a new home, you also gain the advantage of today’s eco-friendly construction that spans from the structure to the systems (HVAC, plumbing) to the appointments. You won’t need to spend money on updating plumbing and light fixtures, because they are already fully up-to-date.

Here are 2 examples of move-in readysingle-family homes now available in The Grove in Edmond, OK, one of Beacon Homes’ communities in the Oklahoma City area:

18601 Melogold Drive is on a homesite with no neighbors either in front of or behind your property, adding to the privacy. This Amelia floor plan is smartly designed to give you the feeling of living large in 1,769 square feet. The open concept combines a center island kitchen with a gas stove and a living room that offers a fireplace with a custom hearth. This new home includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The master suite’s bathroom provides both a soaking tub and step-in shower. Take a virtual tour of this new home to see how move-in ready it is! $244,900

2924 NW 185th Street is situated on a corner homesite in The Grove, with no neighbor directly behind. This 1,661-square-foot Derby design is rich with details, like a hall bench, two-toned kitchen cabinets, crown molding, built-in shelves, walk-in pantry, and a wood-framed mirror in the master bath. In addition to 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, the floor plan includes a flex room by the foyer. What can you do with an extra room in your home? An office, playroom, media room, hobby studio, den, or guest room, perhaps? $232,900

Both of these homes are ideal for first-time homebuyers to empty-nesters—anyone looking for a home that fits their lifestyle without compromising quality, convenience, energy efficiency, and affordability.

Beacon Homes builds communities of single-family homes in desirable locations around Tulsa and Oklahoma City, including Edmond, which offers outstanding schools. Our new construction homes start at 1,519 square feet and provide as much as nearly 3,000 square feet of fully appointed interior living space. From the integrity of the structure to the quality of the finishes, each home reflects our commitment to your lifestyle experience. Browse our gallery and then contact Beth to discover the value of “move-in ready”.


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