I noticed a bicycle in a neighbor's yard recently. Not sure which kid is the owner but it brought to mind my very first bike. Actually it was my brother's bike as well.
I must have been about 10 years old and my father paid my uncle five bucks for my cousin's used bike. I wanted a new bike.
Back then the kids were riding these really cool bikes with banana seats.
Sometimes when buying a home a buyer must "get a five dollar bike."
Sure, there may be a newer and more modern stylish home on the "want" list but not in the budget!
Perhaps something smaller will do, for now. Perhaps something a little bit "used" will do, for now.
At some point in time you can move up to that new, sleek bicycle.
As for me.... I used that bike for years. It served its purpose.
If you are a first time buyer, perhaps you should look at a resale that is functional and easily in your budget.
There is nothing that says if you are qualified for $200,000 you have to spend $200,000!
Thinking back on my $5 bike I remember something my brother told me - "a rusty ride beats a well dressed walk!" Sounds a lot like "an older house beats nice new rental!"
If you are looking for a home in the Rockledge, Viera or Suntree area of Brevard County, Florida, I would be honored if you gave me a chance to discuss how I may assist you.
Give me a call directly at 321-693-3850 or drop me an email.