Buyers Resources

Find Your Dream Home

One of the most frustrating aspects of searching for a new home is the time wasted looking at properties that ultimately don't interest you. Deciding what you want before beginning your search will make the home buying process more successful.  

Baseline search criteria

Baseline search criteria include your basic, but often most important factors when deciding on a new home. These include:

·         Budget or price range

·         Number of beds and baths

·         Waterfront type?

·         Changes in household dynamics within next 5 years

I can provide a list of lenders to establish the criteria for the price range for homes to be viewed.

Other criteria for you to rank in importance

After deciding on your baseline search criteria, you can start to rank the importance of other key features of your future home and it’s location.  

Location

·         Access to public transportation

·         Proximity to commuter routes

·         Proximity to parks and play areas

·         Quality of schools

Property

·         Fenced Yard

·         Patio or Deck

·         Pool

·         Garage

·         Outside storage

·         Flood Zone on flood insurance

·         Gated community

Kitchen

·         Eat-in kitchen

·         Island or bar

·         Newly remodeled

Bedrooms

·         Private bath in master suite

·         Bedroom on main level

·         Split

Other Features

·         Hardwood floors

·         Fireplace

·         Great room

·         Den

With a prioritized list of elements in hand, I can search for homes that meet your requirements and you can start to visit different neighborhoods to get a better understanding of what is available for your budget. After going to a few homes, you may want or need to revisit your search criteria and make some adjustments.

Buying a new home can be both an exciting and stressful experience. However, by having a good idea of what you really want, you save time and energy and your housing search. It will also eliminate the disappointment of finding the perfect home but financing prohibits the purchase.


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Alan Graham
Alan Graham
Sr. Broker Associate

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