Obviously buying a home can be a very stressful task. Financial stress, societal stress, and more can all cloud your judgment when you are looking for a home. In this article, we will take a deep dive into things you should consider and do your research on before buying a home. The housing market is already crazy enough, help yourself make it even easier!
Knowing what “area” you want to be in can oftentimes be more beneficial to know than the actual home itself. Maybe you have two young kids and want to make sure the school system is a high ranking and best for your children. Or, perhaps you are a younger couple with friends in the area and want to have a home near a great social setting. These are a few things to consider.
Also maybe you want to live in a quiet area, away from the bright lights of the city and being away from major highways or roads is important to you, or the opposite, you want to live somewhere that is easily accessible to good transportation.
Proximity is very important to consider before honing in on a certain area. Letting your realtor know will also allow them to know what homes to show you to fit your needs.
Home features may sound kind of vague but it can cover a wide range of areas that you would want for your home. There are many topics this can cover including:
Number of bathrooms
Number of bedrooms
Types of Doors (French, sliding, etc)
This list could quite literally go on for days, but these are all things to consider and to determine before your realtor looks for homes for you. Are any of these deal breakers? Are you maybe flexible on the number of bathrooms? Need to have at least a few acres? These are all topics to discuss with your realtor to land you in your dream home.
Sitting down and doing your research on these topics will help keep you from stressing out, and your realtor from needing to call you ten times a day. The more ammunition you get to your realtor, the better. Come to agreements on whoever may be living with you, whether it be your spouse or a family member. And as always, discuss with your realtor any questions that you may have at the beginning of the process, it will save you a lot of headaches!