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So, What Does Your Dream Home Look Like?
Buying Your First Home
Step 4: So, What Does Your Dream Home Look Like?
You've decided to purchase your first home, put your finances in order and figured out what type of home you want and can afford to buy.  Now what?  You need to figure out what you want in a home.  Make up a list of everything you would like in your new home and then a list of what you really need.  The lists might be quite different, but that's okay.  It's just to help keep things in perspective.  Remember that your first home purchase is probably not going to be your ultimate dream home, just one huge step towards it.
Do you really want granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances?  Or is it more important to have a large kitchen and upgrade the counters and appliances later?  Do you have to have a jacuzzi tub in the ensuite?  Is a large yard and mature trees really important to you?  How many bedrooms would you like and how many do you need?  Do you need schools close by?  Is a garage a must and if so, how big?
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