There are many ways to go about looking for your new home, but remember, location is one of the most important components of real estate value. Families who regret a purchase decision often tell us they picked the "wrong" community or neighborhood. It will be important during this phase for you to concentrate on the community features that are important to you and your family.
At this point, forget the "house". Concentrate first on the neighborhood. The following checklist will help:
Review your requirements with your "house" realtor.
Let them familiarize you with areas and neighborhoods.
While searching, ask questions about the general real estate value of certain areas.
Identify areas that interest you and are affordable, and discuss them with your family and realtor.
Review your requirements for schools, churches, and shopping facilities.
Location is one of the most important components of real estate value. Concentrate on the neighborhood before you look at the house
When you are ready to look at specific homes for sale in the neighborhoods that interest you, remember the following:
It is recommended that you view several homes before you even consider making an offer.
Communicate honestly what your impressions are of the homes as you see them.
When you find a property you like, do a property comparison to determine the value of similar homes that have sold in that area.
Realtors need to know your honest impressions of the homes you see, so they can help find the home that's right for you.