BEFORE YOU BUY A HOUSEBy; Louis Cepeda
Before you start your search for your new home, be sure to get aclearer idea of your housing needs. The more specific you are inyour answers to the following questions, the less time you willprobably spend viewing unsuitable homes.
What style of home are you looking for?
How many bedrooms?
Are you interested in a den or family room?
How many bathrooms will you need?
How large of a kitchen are you interested in?
Do you prefer an older house or a more modern one?
Do you want to live in a rural or urban environment?
How much do you want to spend?
Are you interested in a corner lot?
How big of a front and back yard do you want?
Do you want a one, two or three car garage?
How much remodeling are you willing to do?
Will you need an office for a home-based business?
Do you prefer that the property be already landscaped?
What kind of heating system do you want: electric or gas?Buying a house is one of the most significant decisions youand your family will ever make and some planning ahead can onlyhelp the process go smoother. At the top of your list ofpriorities should be finding the right location; the type ofcommunity that is best suited for your family's needs anddesires. To get a better idea of the area you are planning tomove in to, schedule at least two or three exploratory tripsbefore making a final decision.