This is really and oldie but a goodie. One principal that remains unchanged in real estate is that it helps to know what you want in a home and where you want to live. By spending a little time in advance thinking about what you want and where you want to live, you can save a lot of time and reduce your stress. Having a checklist helps your agent (hopefully me) to find you just what you are looking for.
In the right hand column of this page you can find some tools including the ability to search from any page on this site to make your house hunt easier.
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Home Buying Checklist
While your opinions on the type of home you want to own may change during the home buying process, use this easy checklist to help you prioritize and make the shopping process less time consuming.
How close do you need to be to:
(a) public transportation _______
(b) schools _______
(c) airport _______
(d) expressway _______
(e) neighborhood shopping _______
What neighborhoods would you prefer?
What school systems do you want to be near?
What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer?
Do you want a one-story or two-story house?
How old a home would you consider?
How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
Do you have special facilities or needs that your home must meet?
Do you require a fenced yard or other amenities for your pets?
Prioritize each of these options into Must have or Would prefer:
Yard (at least_________)
Formal living room
Formal dining room
Spa in bath
Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine Online by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.