Daydreaming About Your Perfect Sarasota Home?

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Daydreaming About Your Perfect Sarasota Home?

Daydreaming About Your Perfect Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED | MyKCM
 

Know What You WANT vs. What You NEED

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your Sarasota home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses. Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen in order to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now? The first step in your home buying process should be to get pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it. The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:
  • ‘Must Haves’ – if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered. (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms)
  • ‘Should Haves’ – if the property hits all of the 'must haves' and some of the 'should haves,' it stays in contention but does not need to have all of these features.
  • ‘Absolute Wish List’ – if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must haves,’ most of the ‘should haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!

Bottom Line

Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.

Considering Buying? Wondering if You Qualify for a Loan?

Please understand that not all mortgage lenders are created equal. We can help you when it comes to choosing a good mortgage lender on Sarasota’s Suncoast. If you’re curious about buying, call Julie Larson at 941-882-0322 or complete the form below…

 

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Gita Bantwal
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I hope home buyers in your area will read this post and call you.

Feb 24, 2017 05:01 AM #1
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Joan Cox
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Julie, GREAT post, and something I have my Buyers do also - make a list, and put the MUST HAVES at the top.

Feb 26, 2017 05:36 AM #2
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Thank you, Joan Cox!!! It's good for the buyers to have a good sense of what they do and don't want in a home. Sometimes they just don't know until they get out there a look a little.  

Feb 26, 2017 07:50 AM #3
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I work with so many buyers that want ot build and this is where we start on the must haves, would like to haves and so on.

Feb 26, 2017 01:37 PM #4
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