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?