Congratulations!!! You have made one of the most important decisions you will make in your life, the “American Dream” of home ownership.
Purchasing a new home is a major decision. The closing should be a pleasant experience, but all too often the excitement can turn to anxiety with all of the unfamiliar details that encompass the real estate proceedings. The process involved in completing a real estate transaction can be very time-consuming and extensive, involving many details and documents. Attention must be paid to every detail; if something is overlooked, the entire transaction could become delayed.
Whether you are buying your first home or you are a seasoned home buyer, the process can be confusing. For that reason Title West has compiled a list of ideas for you to consider.
Before you contact a real estate agent here are a few things you should consider.
- How much home can you afford?
- What area of town do you want to live in?
- How far do you want to be from work?
- If you have school-aged children, do you wish to reside in a particular school district?
- Do you wish to be close to your place of worship?
- What direction do you want your home to face?
- Do you want easy access to the freeway?
- Do you want to live in a house, townhouse or condominium?
- Do you want a fenced yard? Will you have animals?
- What style home are you looking for? Contemporary, traditional, etc.?
- Do you have special needs?
- Have you considered deed restrictions?
- How many bedrooms do you need?
- What amenities would you like?
- What are your priorities? Large kitchen, fireplace, pool, patio, etc.?
- Do you require a garage (one car or more)? Attached? Detached?
- Would you like a one-store home or two?
- Would you like a tract home?
- Would you like to live in a subdivision with curbs, gutters and streetlights?
Knowing answers to these questions will help your real estate agent find the home of your dreams.