You are beginning to move closer and closer to that moment when you open the door of a home and you say "this is the one." You've hired your experienced Springfield VA Realtor®, have your financing lined up and understand the different types of homeownership avaialble.
Now you start to think about the style of Springfield VA home you would like. You have a number of options including one level condominiums, townhouses and detached homes. Your lifestyle can play a big part in your decision making process. If you work long hours or like to take extended vacations a condo or townhouse might be right for you. Less maintenance to deal with while you are away or taking up your weekends.
Want to have a big yard for a garden or room for pets? Then a detached home may be your choice. Then you have to start thinking about style of home. Split level, split foyer, colonial, rambler, ranch the choices of Springfield VA homes goes on and on. Often the best way to know what you like is to tour a few of each. There are some who step in the front door of a home and know immediately they don't like the layout and it doesn't matter if they home has updated bathrooms or kitchen.
Once you decide on the type and style of home that best suits your needs it's easier to narrow your search to the Springfield neighborhood that has the home style you like.
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