Home Buying Considerations
How Will You Recognize Your New Home?
No one knows more about your new home than you do! With so many options, the Property Search and Home Buyer Process can be very difficult and confusing. There are so many things to consider it can be hard to know where to start. Part of our job is to help stimulate your thinking and to encourage you to clarify your home buyer needs and desires.
Once you are clear about what you are seeking, you'll be able to make even better use of the tools and information Resources we provide. Of course, we will be there every step of the way with you. We will work together with you as a team to help you find the home that best meets your specific requirements.
Four categories of home buying considerations are outlined below. Each category lists examples of some of the things you may want to think about when searching for your new home. It is up to you to determine which ones are needs and which ones are desires and to set some sort of priority among them.
Some of the items listed may be more important to you and others may not. You'll probably want to add some of your own. Reviewing the lists and discussing it with your friends and family will help you begin to visualize your new home.
With a clear vision of your new home, you are sure to recognize it when you see it!
How Do I Use the List?
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1) Home Considerations
Here is a partial list of considerations about your new home. Try to make note of the things that are really important to you. You can add to the list if you feel that something is missing.
2) Neighborhood Considerations
The following is a list of questions to help you think about what's important to you about the neighborhood:
3) Home Location and Proximity to Amenities
There are many things to consider with regard to location. Use this list to help you begin to think about what's most important to you.
4) Personal Considerations
There are many personal considerations that relate to how you would like to experience living in your new home. We are all different in this regard. Use the list below to help you think about the things related to your lifestyle and day-to-day living that are important to you.
Extra: Home Buying Needs and Desires
How to Know the Difference?
Needs are essential to your preferred lifestyle and generally include such things as the price, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, size, garage and basement. Other needs could include the proximity to schools, shopping centers and places of employment.