You have decided to buy a house.
For most home buyers, the first step is to start searching on-line for a house that you like….but how do you know what you want in a home? How do you know what you need? What is your “wish list” of items? Before you drive all over town looking at neighborhoods and call a bunch of different real estate agents that have various houses listed for sale to ask a bunch of questions…Let me tell you – there is a BETTER WAY TO BUY A HOUSE!
FINDING THE RIGHT HOME
Work with your Realtor and your family to develop a “wish list” of items you would like in your next home. Prioritize those features to better assist you in finding the perfect home.
Things to consider might include:
When do you want to move? Is your lease expiring soon?
How long do you plan to live there?
What is your budget? How much house can you afford?
Do you want to be part of a Home Owner Association (HOA)?
Is there a specific neighborhood or part of town you want to live in?
How long will your commute to work take each day?
How many bedrooms, bathrooms, etc do you want or need?
Do you want a private backyard – with a pool or without?
Do you prefer to have no backyard to mow at all? Or do you want to be on acreage?
How close are the area schools, parks, shopping, dining, entertainment?
There are so many more things to consider besides the number of bedrooms and list price! Talk to your Realtor about creating a customized search for you through the MLS which will automatically email you when a home that fits your needs becomes available. That will provide you with the most accurate & up to date information – delivered directly into your email. That way you don’t have to spend countless hours searching various websites on-line to find the perfect house….just to find out that it sold over a month ago. Not all large real estate websites have accurate information. Rely on your Realtor to help you find your next home!
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