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Make a list and check it twice

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It's December, time to...  Make a list and check it twice

Santa Claus is coming to town and he's making a list and checking it twice -- a great

idea for new home buyers and dreamers December is a great time to compile your

new home wish list and get ready to scoop up the bargains early in the new year.

During this busy season, give yourself the gift of time to create

your wish list and keep it handy. You can add to your list whenever

a new idea comes to you, whether it's in the middle of the day or

in the middle of watching your favorite TV show.

Builders of up-scale homes say state-ofthe-art kitchens, walk-in closets and whirlpool

tubs rank as the three most-coveted elements Americans over age 25 want in

their dream homes. The survey of builders was made by market-research firm GFK


Your own list will be a lot longer as your customize it according to how your family

lives. Fortunately, most of your needs today can be met by an existing home, and many

of your wishes can be fulfilled at the same time.

A dream home doesn't have to be a palace, but with home prices at their current levels,

dreamers have the opportunity to buy more than they could in earlier years.

A few things parents may want to include in their list:

* A separate laundry room.

* A mud room with a half bath attached for washing up.

* Extra storage space for toys and sports equipment.

* Large kitchen with space for family dining.

* Fenced yard to keep small kids and big dogs contained.

After writing your dreams and wishes, begin to identify which of your dreams are

actually essential. Sort out on paper which amenities actually represent a step up in your

family's lifestyle. If you're a baby boomer or beyond, your new home could be

your reward for a lifetime of work.

If your family is growing, you have a chance now to anticipate your needs for the future.

So make  your list and check it twice!

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If you are seeking more information about Pinehurst NC,  call Bob Graham, Coldwell Banker United Realty at (910) 528-1860. Email bobgraham@buypinehurst.com  Go to www.buypinehurst.com for more detailed information about the Pinehurst-Southern Pines area.  You can also access a free search tool that allows you to customize your search.

Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Did this get posted late --it's January - not December? All the best for the new year.

Jan 03, 2010 02:34 AM