There are so many choices for buyers these days. Of course budget is key. It's important to look in the proper price range so there's no dissapointment when you compare these homes to what you can actually afford. Also, geographic location are vital.Do you need to live near public transportation? How long will your commute to work be? Do you want city or country living? Is a neighborhood a requirement? Could you live on a main street? Knowing your priorites will help not only to narrow down your search, but your ultimate happiness with your new home.
Think about what's important to you. Make a list of the "Must Haves", the "I'd Like to Have"s and the "I Could Live Without's".
For some people it's the kitchen and bath. Is a granite counter a must have or a I'd like to have? Your priorites are your own.
House size such as number of bedrooms and bathrooms is important. Determine if this will be a "forever "home or a "For Now" home.
People with children need to consider such factors as school system and town safety. Lead paint is another important issue that involves children. Any home built prior to 1978 has the possibility of having lead paint.
Check out the tax rates for various towns. make sure this is an amount you feel comfortable with.
Choosing a real estate professional is an important first step in the beginning of your search. Working with an Accredited Buyers Representative is key. You also want a Realtor who you feel a rapport with. You will be spending a great deal of time with this person. You need to bond and trust each other.
Feel free to check references from other Buyers your Realtor has worked with.
Written by Randi Steckler, Realtor, Accredited buyers representative.www.rebac.net
RE/MAX Executive Realty www.remaxexec.com
References from my previous buyers gladly furnished.
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