Let's continue with our search, you have your down payment locked up, you know how much you want to spend each month on a home, we figure out how much house you can get for that payment. Now the most important choice you will make, where do you want to Live? Using the IDX feature we discussed in the previous blog, you can zero in on an area that has all the things you are looking for, such as, how close to work, how close to the parents, other relatives. What schools will the kids go to, (please disregard if you don't plan on having kids). How near is the grocery, library, local tavern, hey it takes all kinds. Many personal things enter into your final choice. Remember you can do almost anything to the house you buy, but you need to be happy with the Location. There is a quirky little saying about Real Estate, what are the three most important things? The Answer, Location, Location, Location.
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