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    Finding the right home

    Not sure where to start with your home search? Just ask yourself: What do I need in a home vs. what I want? Make a list of what you’d like to have. Then divide that list into two columns: Needs and wants. Since you’ll probably be in your home for several years, consider your future needs as well. (These can include an additional bedroom if you plan to have children, or a yard for a dog.) Reference your list when touring a house to make sure that it has what you’re looking for. If you’re using a real estate agent, give this list to them so they can find homes that best fit your needs.

    Your real estate agent can provide valuable information on the neighborhoods you may want to live in.

    The details make the difference

    Your home choice may primarily be driven by price and amenities, but also consider proximity to work, school, and shopping. They can make a big difference in your overall quality of life.
    Consider these guidelines before you begin your search:
  • Geographic Location
  • City vs. Suburbs vs. Rural
  • Type of Home
  • Neighborhood
  • School District
  • Proximity to Work
  • Leisure Activities
  • Visit During Day and Night
  • Stay Organized
    Geographic Location
    City vs. Suburbs vs. Rural
    Type of Home
    Neighborhood
    School District
    Proximity to Work
    Leisure Activities
    Visit During Day and Night
    Stay Organized
    Geographic Location
    Consider average home prices, job opportunities, proximity to family, and climate preferences.

    Every time you tour a home, carefully evaluate it against your criteria. Then, you can easily compare homes based on your own ratings.

    Property evaluation score sheet
  • Community/Location
  • Home Exterior
  • Home Interior
  • Heating, Cooling, and Appliances
    Community/Location
    Home Exterior
    Home Interior
    Heating, Cooling, and Appliances

    Community/Location

    1. Neighborhood
    2. Proximity of work
    3. Proximity to transportation(public or major roads)
    4. School district
    5. Proximity to schools or daycare
    6. Proximity to shopping
    7. Proximity to police, fire, and rescue resources
    8. Appearance of other homes in neighborhood

    Jump-start your journey to a new home.

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