Your in the market to purchase a home. I would bet you have thought about what you want in a home such as how many bedrooms, how many baths, do you need an attached garage and if so, how many stalls. I would also bet you have looked into what you can afford and hopefully have spoken to a mortgage company and collected your qualification letter so you are ready once you find that perfect home.
But, have you taken a look at where you wish to live? What are your needs? Will you need area parks, close shopping, perhaps you enjoy getting out in the evening and need something close?
Knowing how you like to live is important when choosing the neighborhood. For example if you have children you might like an area with parks within walking distance and when you are out looking in the area for a home, notice who is out and about.
You will want to consider schools, crime, taxes, and other amenities such as lakes and water near by. Is there public transportation? Will my kids have to walk to school or is there a bus system in this area and will that make a difference in my decision?
Once you are pretty sure that you have found that perfect home, consider knocking on a few doors to hear what your potential neighbors have to say about the home, the area, and your other potential neighbors. You can learn a lot!
If this is the home for you, your Realtor can help you to write up a purchase agreement and hopefully your offer will be accepted. As a licensed Realtor I would love to help in your home search. I want to be your Realtor. You picked your dentist, hairstylist, and favorite restaurant . Pick me as YOUR Realtor.
Kim Woehl – Keller Williams Premier Realty
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