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Finding the Right Home for You - Part 3

By Homesmsp @HomesMSP

MP900444381In Finding the right home for you - Part 2 you more clearly defined your sense of place... how you live and how where you live makes you feel. Now let's get into more specifics.

  • Is it important how close you are to...
    • public transportation/highways/airport
    • schools/libraries
    • medical facilities
    • coffee shops/restaurants
    • shopping
    • church
    • friends/family
    • work
    • recreation - parks, trails, workout centers, etc
    • other...
  • Are there specific neighborhoods you prefer? Why? What are you looking for in a neighborhood?
  • What is important to you in your home setting? Why?
  • Do you want to be  in or near specific school systems? Why? Would you consider others? Open enrollment?
  • Do you know if you want a house, townhouse, twin home, condo? Why do you prefer one over the other?
  • What architectural style(s) of home do you prefer?
  • Does it matter if your home is all on one level or multiple levels, handicap accessible... either to you or to the people who may visit you?
  • Does the age of your home make a difference to you?
  • How much repair/renovation would you be willing to do?
  • Do you have any special needs that your home must meet?

Think of finding the right home for you as a process... starting broad and gradually narrowing to a more specific focus. This is a good time to get out and drive neighborhoods to get a sense of what locations and styles 'feel right'. You can completely transform a home, but you can't change the location... it is what it is. That's why location is so important.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Twin Cities Buyer's Agent

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