Things To Consider When Buying A Home

Thinking this through can go a long way to owning a home that you will like for years and years.

1. Make a list of your needs and wants in a home. Not only number of beds and bathrooms but also things like a garage, extra parking, storage etc.  And it is a good idea to differentiate between what you need and what you want. 

2. Research the local area to find out what amenities and services are available. 

3. Consider the local schools, public transportation, and other important factors that will impact your quality of life. 

4. Visit the neighborhood in person to get a better sense of the area and the people who live there. 

5. Talk to current and past residents to get their perspective on the neighborhood. 

6. Check the local crime rates, property taxes, and other important financial factors. 

7. Compare different neighborhoods to find the best fit for you and your family. 

8. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to help guide you through the process.

9. Calculate how much you can afford and get pre-approved for a loan to make sure you don’t overextend yourself. 

10. Think about whether you’re planning to stay in the home long-term or if you’ll need to resell soon.

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