on your decision to purchase a new home. Your first step toward
buying your new home will be to analyze your needs. By analyzing
your needs you will be able to get a clear picture of exactly what
you want your new home to look like and how it should function for
should write down why you are looking for a new home. For example,
are you currently renting and would like to have a home where you
can begin building equity? Maybe you recently married and have
outgrown your current residence. Or, maybe you have just gotten a
promotion which requires you to move to a new city. These factors
will all have a bearing on how you approach your home search.
establish a time frame that you would like to stay within for buying
your home. Depending on your reasons for wanting a new home and the
current state of the market in the area you are looking to buy, you
should be able to come up with a rough guideline which you can
finalize at a later time.
most likely have a mental picture of what you would like your house
to look like and what features it should have. It's very important
to write these ideas down to avoid any ambiguity later in your home
search. You should make at least two lists: one should be a list
describing your dream home and the other should list the features of
the home that are an absolute must have in order to buy it. In a
perfect world, your new home would fulfill both lists 100 percent.
It is more likely that you will end up blending the two lists into a
schedule of prioritized items as you progress through the buying
process. This is a natural and evolutionary process as you get
clearer about what you want and what is available.
can save you time and money by putting her expertise to work for
you. She will be able to help you organize your wants and needs and
then assist you in realizing how your wants and needs will fit into
your home purchase plan. She will be able to helpfully focus your
energies into what is possible for you and your family.