Creating Your Wish List
Part of providing the great service you expect and deserve in your home purchase process involves understanding your personal needs and desires for your new home. That way we can better help you meet your goals.
In addition, each member of your family will have things that are important for them. We want to meet the needs of everyone who’ll be living in the home. Here are a few things you might want to take into consideration when putting together a wishlist for your new home.
What are you looking for in your ideal neighborhood? A shorter commute? The ability to walk to schools? Convenient shopping? Access to public transportation? Do you long for the peace of a rural or suburban setting or do you prefer the high energy of city life?
Do you have school age children? What is important when choosing a school: Walkability? Sports and clubs? High test scores? A diverse student population? The quality of the schools can have a huge impact on the happiness of everyone in your household.
Unless you are planning to purchase a house where you’ll stay for the rest of your life, you need to think ahead to your exit from this home. Do you plan to relocate for work at some point? Purchase a new home for a growing family? Retire and downsize? The length of time in the home can make a difference in mortgage terms, home improvements, and space considerations.
The price of a home isn’t just about the monthly payment. It includes down payment, closing costs, taxes, insurance, repairs and maintenance, and more. It’s important to crunch the numbers and determine the budget for your home purchase.
Need help turning your wish list into reality? Let’s talk about your needs and get started on your home search.