How To Find The Perfect House To Buy

Posted by Jennifer Dollar on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 4:22pm

log_cabin_400Finding the perfect home for sale is more a matter of preparation than of luck.  If you take the proper steps, then it is almost guaranteed that you will find the perfect house, and you will be well on your way to home owning bliss.  The following steps are ones that everyone should take when they are trying to find a home.

Take Time To Make A Detailed List

There is almost no such thing as being too prepared when you are trying to find a home.  Keep that in mind as you make a detailed list of everything that you want in a home.  If you wish, you can also include anything that you definitely do not want in a home.  Having copies of this list with you when you see houses will allow you to check off everything as you see it so that you don't need to try to remember every detail of each individual house on your own.  Take your time so that you aren't sitting in your new home thinking of something you wish you had put on the list.

The House And Its Location Are A Package Deal

The perfect home for sale is not the perfect home if it is not in the perfect location.  For starters, you want to check out the neighbors and the neighborhood.  Get to know both a little before committing to anything.  Then, move on to checking the home's proximity to workplaces, schools, grocery stores, malls, entertainment, public transportation, senior services, and anything else you don't want to be too far away from.  These things should be on the list described above, but they are worth stating separately because they are so often forgotten until it is too late.

Get Preapproved

These days, getting preapproved for a mortgage is essential.  It shows sellers that you are a serious buyer and helps you know exactly how much you can afford.  Your best guess may be right on the money, or it may be far too high or too low.  You'll never know until you find out for sure.  Getting preapproved will help you to move quickly to buy the home of your dreams when you find it, too.

Wear Comfortable Shoes And Comfortable Clothes

This may sound silly, but this point has merit.  First off, you may be seeing a number of houses in a single day, and you want to be comfortable, so you should wear comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes.  Second, if you don't wear comfortable shoes and clothes, then your discomfort may negatively affect how you judge properties that you see later in the day.  Believe it or not, comfortable shoes and clothes can help you to see homes clearly and can help you to avoid missing out on your dream home.  You don't want to pass it by just because your feet hurt when you saw it.

These are some great guidelines to use when you are looking to not only find a home but to find the perfect home.  They will help you to identify the perfect home for sale when you see it and to move to purchase that home before someone else does.  Finding the perfect house to buy is simple when you look at it this way.

 

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