New Home Wants and Needs
By: Robert A. Hulme - Realtor - Loan Officer -Utah County, Including Provo, Orem, Pleasant Grove, American Fork, Lehi, Highland, Alpine and Cedar Hills, Eagle Mountain, Payson, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, Springville, Mortgage Xpress, Agent
There are many homes available in today's buyer market. At times it may become difficult to find the right home. There are some very beautiful homes, but which one is just right for you? Here are some ideas to find the best home for you.
•· Write down everything that you want in a new home and everything you need (absolutely have to have). Do you want a large kitchen? What about an attic? Do you want a back yard, but do you need a large back yard? What about a driveway or a garage?
•· Write down what you want in the house. Do you really want a concrete porch with an overhang? Do you want wall to wall carpeting or just hardwood floors? How about the number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms?
•· Write down the style of home you want. The style of home is very important to some people. If you want a Rancher write it down.
•· Write down where you want to live. Is it important to be near schools, church or work, or do you have to be close to them?
•· Look for your homes in the newspaper or online. This will help lead you in the right direction. You can do a lot of things to a home to make it the way you want it, but it is very hard to move it.
•· Get pre-approved for your loan while you are looking for your home. Having a pre-approval will help to make sure you don't waste a lot of time looking at homes that you can't afford to purchase.
•· Make sure you look at foreclosed or bank owned homes. These homes are on the market simply because the previous owners could not afford the house payment. There is typically nothing wrong with the home, but at other times, there can be a lot wrong with the home. It is very important that you have one of these homes inspected prior to your purchase.