Choosing a House that Fits You

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Choosing a House that Fits You

Amongst the many things to consider when buying a home, one of the most important and sometimes overlooked factors is the actual house itself. Don't forget this is going to be the place you go home to every night, the place your kids will grow up in and always remember.

Before you start looking at houses, you need to ask yourself what it is you want out of a house. How long do you plan on living in it? Will you be living there temporarily while you save up for a better one or will this be the house you retire in? How many people are going to live in it? Will it be housing the Brady Bunch or the Odd Couple? How old is the house? How big is the house? The yard? How expensive is the house? These are just a few questions you need to ask yourself before you start looking for potential houses.

And it's not just the house you need to consider either; it's the neighborhood. A house is always part of a neighborhood and, just like a house, you need to ask yourself what you want out of a neighborhood. If you have children, you'll want to look into the local public and private schools. How are the parks and trails? What condition is the neighborhood in now? What condition will the neighborhood be in years from now? Is the neighborhood safe? How close is it to the places you need to go? Figure out what you want and then go from there.

If you have any questions about the home buying process, please don't hesitate to ask. I can refer you to a trusted affiliate of mine who specializes in your real estate market. I want to make buying a home as pleasant and stress-free for you so that you can focus on the more important things: the house and the neighborhood.hit counter
peter pumpkineater
Mortgage - Madison, WI
I guess the main idea is to wait and make sure that you get the right place for the right price! Brokers like you to rush make quick purchases, but you have to weight everything out  at first!
Jul 26, 2007 04:29 AM