So, are you ready to begin looking for that dream home? If you haven't taken the time to analyze exactly what you want in a home, you may spend a lot of time looking at houses that aren't right for any number of reasons. That would be an unproductive waste of time for you and your agent, when taking a few minutes thinking about what's most important to you and your family could eliminate many homes from consideration. And with the large inventory out there today, that's a good thing. What does your future home look like? Where is it located? This list is helpful to let your agent know exactly what you're looking for and to evaluate properties you visit and keep your priorities right in front of you.
What type of neighborhoods do you prefer?
What school systems do you want to be near?
How close must the home be to these amenities:
- Public transportation
- Neighborhood shopping
- What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer?
- Do you want to buy a home, condominium, or townhome?
- Would you like a one-story or two-story home?
- How many bedrooms must your new home have?
- How many bathrooms must your new home have?
- Do you prefer a new home or an existing home?
- If you’re looking for an existing home, what age home would you consider?
- How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
- Do you have special needs that your home must meet?
Home Features Write down next to each of these features whether it is a Must Have, Would Like, Willing to Compromise, Not Important item.
- Front yard
- Back yard
- Garage ( __ cars)
- Family room
- Formal living room
- Formal dining room
- Eat-in kitchen
- Laundry room
- Spa in bath
- Central air conditioning
- Central heating
- Wall-to-wall carpet
- Wood floors
- Great view
This list could go on and on, but you get the idea.
If you're a first-time home buyer it can be hard to know what's essential and what's not. Think about the places you've lived and what you did and didn't like about those places. Look at home magazines to see what the latest offerings are in new homes today. You might ask family and friends what their favorite features are in their homes.
Taking the time to think about these things will be a real time-saver when it comes time to work with your agent. Any agent will appreciate the thought you've put into the process and will be able to present you with a list of homes for sale in Shreveport that better fits your needs.
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