In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.
Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen in order to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?
The first step in your home buying process should be to getpre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.
The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:
‘Must Haves’– if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered. (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms)
‘Should Haves’– if the property hits all of the 'must haves' and some of the 'should haves,' it stays in contention but does not need to have all of these features.
‘Absolute Wish List’– if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must haves,’ most of the ‘should haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!
Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.
Author:Elizabeth Leland Phone: 931-572-7811 Dated: February 7th 2017 Views: 159 About Elizabeth: Hey there! I'm Elizabeth but you can call me Liz! I've had the pleasure of spending 20+ years in an...
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Thank you for choosing The Simmons Team for your real estate needs! We make it our mission to provide you with top of the line services in any type of situation. We specialize in the Clarksville, Montgomery County, Fort Campbell and Hopkinsville areas, but will gladly help you with surrounding areas as well. Our local expertise and wide variety of Real Estate knowledge will benefit you whether you are buying or selling for the first or the tenth time.
"I'll start off by saying Kriste is truly an amazing person. We found a house my family and I fell in love with so we decided to start talking to some realtors. The first one we chose was definitely in no hurry to get anything done the 2nd would never answer nor return our phone calls and the 3rd was really rude and tried to force us into a contract right away. We were getting no where until the lending company referred me to Kriste. The lender said if anyone can sale your current home and get you into the new one it would be her. So we called and right away she was willing to meet. After talking to her we knew she was the one we wanted in enter into a contract with. After 4 days she sold my home and had hundreds of people talking about it online. We got to place a offer onto the new one and everything was pretty smooth after that. She truly cared about my family and I and would help with things when most people would just shut their mouth and not say a word because they don't care about anything but the sale and the money to follow. I would highly recommend her to anyone!! Not to mention she knows just about everyone in every profession and I still call her to get numbers or recommendations with things.
Thanks again Kriste!!"