Hello, I'm Amanda G Renaldi: Real estate agent in the Lehigh Valley, Social butterfly, Arts & crafts Queen, Master-Griller & lover of all things Food. I like exploring new things & making new friends. Don't be shy to strike up a conversation! If you have real estate needs, please visit my website: www.valleyreagent.com. Feel free to pass on my contact information to friends and family. As I always say, the best compliment you can give me is the referral of your friends and family.

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First time home buyers seem to be the main culprits that are taglined to this phrase. When buying your first home, let it be your first home. There are many differences between wants and needs. They are determined and prioritized based on the goal that you are trying to achieve.

Different factors will rank higher on Tom’s priority list than Bob’s. The location of your future home is where the search begins, on average. Most people take school districts amd distance from work and family into account. Other factors then come into play.. the amount of bedrooms, the size of the yard, whether or not the property has a basement or garage. The key is to weigh these options and figure out what is most important to you. You may not find the “perfect” house per say, but you can certainly find ways to improve it and make it perfect for your current needs.

A prime example would be the garage argument. Have you found yourself saying “I would write an offer today on that house, if it had a garage.” Let me ask you this… does it have space for you to build a garage? If so, it seems like the problem is solved.

I don’t suggest buying the first home that you go to see. But if you’ve seen many properties and can not find the one, it may be time to sit down and reflect on what’s important to you. As I stated before, let it be your first home. This will more than likely not be the only home you ever purchase. Find one that meets the highest number of needs on your list and see if you can add the wants that you’re looking for.



Author: valleyreagent

Hello, my name is Amanda G Renaldi. I live in the Lehigh Valley and am a full time Realtor with Century 21 Pinnacle of Bethlehem. I have been licensed since 2006 and can honestly say that I love my job. I handle multiple facets of the business, but buyers, rentals, and property management are my specialty. Buying or selling a home can be a very chaotic chapter in your life. My objective is to ensure that your real estate transaction is smooth and stress free. I am here to answer any questions you may have, don't ever hesitate or feel embarrassed to do so.. that's why you're hiring me. You can contact me via email valleyreagent@gmail.com or by phone 610-823-1309. You can also visit my website www.valleyreagent.com or my husband's (Frank Renaldi Jr) www.frankrenaldi.com. Frank is a lifetime resident of the lehigh valley, has been licensed for 9 years, and is the current President of our Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors. He also handles multiple facets of the business, but specializes in sellers. We make a fantastic team and work hand in hand to provide our clients with the best possible service. On a personal note, I am a huge soccer and formula 1 fan. I also love the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers. I love competition all around, sports are a great outlet for it. My family is Sicilian, so I speak the language fluently. Yes, it is different than Italian. I love arts and crafts, crochet, and anything to do with Michael's. I'm also a tweet-a-holic, you can follow me @valleyreagent. I'm very outgoing and love to socialize.. you'll see I go off on tangents and rants throughout the day. Feel free to strike up a conversation any time! Hope we cross paths soon!

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