Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes complex process. Here is a checklist of items to keep in mind when searching for your dream home.

[bsf-info-box icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-check” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#08122e” icon_style=”none” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ title=”Dollars and “Sense” ” read_more=”none” read_text=”Read More” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”default”]There are several costs incurred when purchasing a home. In addition to the purchase price, you’ll also want to allow for real estate taxes and closing costs. You may also consider the age of the home and any repairs or updates that need to be made prior to moving in. [/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-check” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#08122e” icon_style=”none” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ title=”Define your dream house ” read_more=”none” read_text=”Read More” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”default”]What do you think of when you picture your dream house? Rolling hills with horses in the pasture? Waterfront property? A luxury condo with high ceilings? Or a custom build to suit your tastes and needs?

What amenities are on your “must-have” list? This list should include basic things like square footage, bedrooms and bathrooms. It could also include more specialty requests like a chef’s kitchen, a pool and cabana or even a six-stall garage for your car collection.

Furthermore, what do you envision the home looking and feeling like? Think about the styles of homes that capture your senses. Do you prefer modern and contemporary? Or rustic and charming? [/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-check” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#08122e” icon_style=”none” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ title=”Remember, “It’s all about location, location, location!” ” read_more=”none” read_text=”Read More” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”default”]There’s a reason this quote is famous in real estate. Where your home is located is just as important as the features of the property itself. When buying a home, you’ll want to choose a location that allows you to live your life to its fullest. Keep in mind the home’s proximity to family, friends, schools, major commuting routes, shopping and entertainment.

When you have your eyes on two properties that are comparable in features, the location will often be your deciding factor. [/bsf-info-box][bsf-info-box icon_type=”selector” icon=”Defaults-check” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#08122e” icon_style=”none” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#333333″ icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ title=”Next Steps ” read_more=”none” read_text=”Read More” hover_effect=”style_2″ pos=”default”]We will discuss your list together at length. The more descriptive you can be, the narrower and more effective the home search becomes. Whatever it is you’re dreaming of, I will use my extensive real estate knowledge and resources to help you find the perfect match. [/bsf-info-box]