FIND YOUR HOME
You may think that shopping for homes starts with jumping in the car and driving all over town.
Although this is an exciting part of the home-buying process, driving around is fun for only so long. If after many weeks of looking at homes, you do not find the home of your dreams, the home with the qualities you need, then the fun can fade away very fast.
That is why we say that looking for your home begins with carefully assessing your values, wants, and needs, both for the short and long term.
Questions to ask yourself:
1. What do I want my home to be close to?
2. How much space do I need and why?
3. Which is more critical: location or size?
4. Would I be interested in a fixer-upper?
5. How important is home value appreciation?
6. Do I want to live in a specific neighborhood?
7. Would I be interested in a condominium?
8. Would I be interested in new home construction?
9. What features and amenities do I want? Which do I really need?