Your Guide to Home Buying: Prioritize, Plan, & Purchase
For most of us, we just want a house that is clean, safe and dry. But as soon as we start our house hunt, we get overwhelmed by the crown molding, ceramic roof and did you see the foyer? It's hard, both wanting what you can't have and deciding what it is you can't have, which is why we've created a list to help you prioritize, plan, and purchase a home
1. The Numbers Game
- Minimum Square Footage
- Maximum Price
- Number of Bedrooms
- Number of Bathrooms
- Single Family vs. Condo
- Carpet vs. Hardwood
- Amenities (What rooms do you care the most about? If the kitchen has to be huge, put this on the priority list!)
- Central Air (Heating)
3. Time is Always a Factor
- Maximum Distance from Work
- Maximum Distance from Most Frequented Locations
- Is Now the Right Time to Buy?
Using this list, you should be able to rule out homes that may look great, but simply don't meet your criteria. Happy hunting!!!
Conclusion Purchasing real estate is a big commitment. When buying a home put things into perspective for yourself. Put yourself in your own shoes, what are your daily routines like? What parts of the house do they involve the most? Which aspects of your current home are less than optimum when it comes to completing these daily routines? Are your basement stairs too steep to reach the laundry room frequently? Are you losing money on heating and air-conditioning because of the current amenities? Do you need more or less bedrooms then you have now? Are you losing valuable time in your day because of your current commute? This list is important because you can use it to list, reflect, and revise as often as you want in order to prioritize, plan, and purchase your dream home! Start your search today.