Buying

There are lots of things to consider when buying real estate.  Having a well thought out plan will help to make the process easier and more stress free.  Below are a few questions to help you make a more sound investment decision.

  • When you’re ready to move up will you sell or keep your home?
  • Will your household be growing or diminishing?
  • What rooms do you spend most of your time?
  • Are children involved?
  • Are schools an issue?  Will they attend public or private?
  • How many bedrooms and baths do you need?
  • Do you entertain a lot?
  • What are your weekend activities?
  • Do you need a basement?  If so, why?
  • Do you wish neighborhood amenities like swim, tennis, clubhouse or golf course?
  • Do you need sidewalks?
  • Will you be spending a lot of time in the kitchen?
  • Do you prefer hardwoods, tile or carpet?
  • Are you into landscaping and gardening?
  • Who will be doing your upkeep and home maintenance?
  • Do you prefer a single family home?  Condo?  Town home?
  • What about raw land?
  • What about investment property?
  • Have you investigated all areas to find the community that “feels” right?