No sensible person would travel to an unknown country without being prepared. In order to make the most of your time and money, you must carefully plan where to sleep, what sites to see, and have an idea of places to eat and different modes of transportation. Not to mention all of the shots, and papers that are also typically required to travel in a foreign country. Purchasing real estate requires the same amount of preparation. Every home buyer has different expectations for their purchase. What will satisfy one buyer will not be enough or will be too much for another buyer. Some want a home in a great school district, while others want to live by their favorite shops, restaurants, and theaters. In order to reduce the amount of time, money, and stress that comes with buying a home, it's a good idea to have a wish list ready before you dive into the pool of real estate. Here are just a few tips of items to include on your wish list: Home Type There are many different types of homes available. Some of the most popular are condos, townhomes, and single-family homes. To get a better feeling of what the pro's and con's of each type are, browse the internet. There are plenty sites discussing each of these. Condos are typically low maintenance, townhomes give you plenty of space, and single-family homes offer more personalization. School Preferences Do you have kids in school, or plan to while you are in your next house? Researching school districts can make a huge difference in your child's education. Neighborhoods Do you prefer to have more space? Or would you rather be in the middle of all the action and a walking distance from everything. Are you looking to live closer to friends and family? Do you prefer a home with a classy zip code or a home with strict HOA? Home Condition Do you want to move into a home that is already in the condition you want it? Or would you rather save a little bit and do some work to the home? Architectural Style The type of architectural style varies with the different home types. Typical architectural styles include Ranch, French Country, Victorian, Modern, etc. You can also browse the internet to see the different home plans for each different type of architectural style. Home Features The features of a home really give it character. What features are most important to you? Some examples of features are: formal dining room, garage, great room, mudroom, home office/study, master suite, floor-to-floor carpet, outdoor living, butler's pantry, theater, exercise room, food storage, stainless steel appliances, granite, mahogany wood floors, etc. After you come up with your wish list, you need to specify what is absolutely necessary, and what you are willing to compromise on. This will not only help you, but it will also help your agent, and you will be able to be in your home in no time.
This entry hasn't been re-blogged:
Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Find what you need?
See More Blog PostsAbout Real Estate! SEE MORE NOW!