Springtime is here, and I know from talking with many of you lately that your thoughts are turning to your next home. That’s awesome! Have you solidified your home’s criteria yet? Well, location and price are huge factors for most people. You want a neighborhood that’s close to work, family, entertainment, recreation, etc. As for price, none of us care to be “house-poor”. That can turn a home into more of a prison.
So, here are some other dream home criteria to consider: 1.) Type of property (single-family, town home, condo, duplex, etc.) 2.) Condition (is a fixer okay or does it need to be 100% updated?) 3.) Features / layout (you might want a 3-car garage to house your motorcycle collection or an open kitchen for entertaining) 4.) Amenities (game room, swimming pool, interior upgrades, outdoor entertaining space, etc.)
Just know that you can scale-back on some of the amenities if needed to keep you purchase within budget, but make sure you’re comfortable with the things that cannot easily be changed about the home. Location is the #1 thing that can’t be changed, so be sure to get that part right.
Have a great day, and happy home shopping to you all!
As a REALTOR with JP and Associates, John Brooks is passionate about helping his clients navigate the current real estate market to their Point B destination with the least amount of disruption possible. Access his expertise by emailing [email protected] or hit his website, www.johnbrooks-realtor.com. His mobile is 972-693-5658 if you'd like to call or text.
Author:Chad Gabriel Phone: 817-471-7358 Dated: April 25th 2013 Views: 2,441 About Chad: I have been a DFW resident for the past 20 years and have lived in many different areas of the metro...
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