Housing is a primary need for
everyone, and there are many choices available when you are looking to purchase
a home. Some of the preliminary choices
you make will greatly affect the outcome of your home search. It’s very easy to
rush into looking at houses without giving enough consideration to your
underlying needs. A thorough review of
your special housing requirements will help guide you to a purchase that will
be more satisfying in the long run.
Here are a set of questions designed
to help you analyze your needs and create a list of wants and desires to help
you in choosing the right home in the right location for you.
Size of your home
How many individuals will reside in your home?
How many bedrooms and living spaces do you need?
How many bathrooms?
Do you need a separate space for your personal
How much garage and parking space do you need for your
Amenities in your home
Do you want any specialty rooms (game room, media room,
Do you need any special space for storage?
Is a fireplace important to you?
Do you want a swimming pool?
Do any family members have special housing needs?
What kitchen amenities are important to you?
Do you want a large lot or a smaller lot?
Do you prefer living in an urban or suburban area?
Is the location convenient to your work?
Is the location convenient to schools?
Are shopping and recreation areas convenient?
Is the area convenient to transportation?
Is it important to be close to where other family members
What kind of neighborhood do you prefer?
Is the neighborhood safe?
Does the neighborhood have adequate street lighting and
Does the neighborhood have any parks or trails?
What kind of traffic is the neighborhood subjected to?
What kind of regulations does your neighborhood have
Maintaining your home
How expensive is it going to be to maintain the home?
Does the house need immediate repairs? If so, what are
they likely to cost?
What is the overall condition the house? Does it need
Does the property require a lot of maintenance
work? Will you be able to do it yourself?
If not how much will it cost if you if you hire a service or contractor?
work out your requirements and wants in advance you will be
much more focused during your property search.
With your checklist in hand while looking, you're more likely to end up
with a nice, comfortable, and affordable home that caters to your special needs.
My goal is
to guide buyers through this process as part of the initial buying consultation. Call me at 972.896.8482 or email me at Gary@Whats-Next-In-Realestate.com
to schedule a buying consultation.
Author:Gary Hutchings Phone: 972-896-8482 Dated: February 28th 2014 Views: 1,614 About Gary: My clients are my number one priority. I spend the time to understand your real
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