If you are looking for the perfect home for yourself and your family, you can still keep the future in mind at the same time. If this home is going to be your family's starter home, then you know that you will more than likely want to upgrade into a larger home at some point. While it may not be for many years, you still want to keep this possibility in mind while you are shopping for the right place to put an offer on:
Choose the right house in the neighborhood
When you are looking for a home for you and your family with the understanding that someday you may want to sell that home, it's important for you to look for the worst house in the neighborhood. The reason for this is you can go ahead and fix your house up to look better. However, you can't force your neighbors to all fix up their houses. When you purchase the 'ugly duckling' of the neighborhood you will also get a better price on the house. Once you put some work into it, you will be able to make a nice profit on it in the future when you sell it because the fact that it is in a good neighborhood helps raise its value.
Choose a home with land
Land is becoming something that's becoming harder and harder to find as more homes get built. If you have the option, you should try to purchase a home that sits on a larger piece of land. While it's not necessary to buy one with many acres, you should at least try to get a home with a quarter acre or more if you can. While you live in the house, you get to enjoy all that extra space and when you go to sell it, you can use the land as an added perk a potential buyer will be offered.
Choose a home you can improve on your own
You may move into a fantastic house that isn't a fixer upper, but it's still a good idea for you to try to make as many improvements or additions as you can that will help you to add more to the houses worth when you decide to go ahead and put it on the market. Some things you may want to do is to install a fence, have a swimming pool put in, add a bathroom, add a bedroom or d anything else that you feel would be an improvement for that house. Make sure you get all the proper permits so the additions will count when you go to sell the house.
Contact a realtor that can help you buy real estate for more information and assistance.