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What do you want and need in a home?

Finding a new home can be very exciting but also very challenging. When making decisions regarding your new home, many buyers make compromises between what they want and what they need. Working with your Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) to help sort out your options and prioritizing your preferences will go a long way toward meeting your goal of finding the perfect home for you.
Following is a list of Basic Features to consider:
* Basic home feature, a single family, detached, townhouse, vacation home.
* Desired number of bedrooms and baths.
* Home layout.
* High priority features such as waterfront owned or shared.
* Special use rooms such as office or exercise room.
* Storage spaces
* Garage, parking spaces.
Other Home Preferences:
* Age and style of home.
* Importance of energy efficiency or green features.
Neighborhood/Location
* Commuting distances.
* Proximity to desirable features such as recreation, schools.
* Views
Lot Characteristics
* Size and shape.
* Landscaping
* Home orientation.
Life at Home
* How will all members of your household impact housing preferences?
* Proximity to neighbors.
Related Costs
* Homeowner Association fees.
* Property taxes.
* Insurance including flood insurance.
Trade-Offs
* How much do you want to invest in a home beyond the purchase price either financially or in sweat equity?
* Are you able to consider other neighborhoods that provide better affordability?
Resale
* Does the length of time that you plan to own a home impact the type of home that you will buy?
Supplying the answers to some of these questions will help you to work successfully with your ABR Realtor..

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