Finding a new home can be exciting. But deciding what you truly want and need-and can afford-can be challenging. Making these decisions begins with setting priorities among many different preferences. Most homebuyers invariably face trade-offs. As your buyera��s representative, I can play a key role in helping you sort out your options. My team can also offer important insights specific to our local market. Here are many of the considerations youa��ll want to discuss with me or my team members:
Basic Home Features
a�? Do you prefer a single-family detached home, townhome, condominium, or other type of property?
a�? Desired number of bedrooms and baths
a�? Preferences regarding kitchen, dining, family rooms, etc. and preferred home layout
a�? High-priority home features, such as kitchen appliances, fireplace, etc.
a�? Other types of rooms needed (e.g., a home office or a hobby space)
a�? Storage spaces (closets, basement, and outdoor shed, etc.)
a�? Need for a garage or parking space, and if so, for how many cars?
Other Home Preferences
a�? Ranch, two story, split level, etc.
a�? Age and style of home (Victorian, bungalow, modern, etc.)
a�? How important is energy efficiency or other green home features?
a�? Commuting considerations (to work, shopping, etc.)
a�? Proximity to desirable features (such as a community center, exercise facility, school, hospital, etc.)
a�? Views a�� how important is to find your ideal view (overlooking a park, for example) or avoiding a bad one (busy highway)?
a�? Size and Shape of yards
a�? Landscaping Considerations a�� need for privacy, play areas, decking, etc.
a�? Home orientation a�� is it important for your home to face a particular direction?
Life at Home
a�? If youa��ll be sharing your home with kids, pets, or others, how does this impact your housing preferences?
a�? Proximity to neighbors
a�? HOA or Homeowner Association Fees
a�? Property Taxes
a�? How much do you want to invest in a home beyond the purchase price, either financially or in terms of sweat equity, if you cana��t find exactly what you want?
a�? Are you willing to consider other neighborhoods that provide better affordability?
a�? How long do you plan to live in this home? How does this impact the type of home you will buy, how much youa��ll spend, and your choice of location?