• What is your current lifestyle and how will that play into the neighborhood or community you choose? e.g. sports enthusiast that requires hiking trails within the neighborhood
• Size of home including bedrooms, bathrooms, and specialty rooms such as media or pool room.
• Style of home: Ranch vs. Two-Story and Tudor vs. Cape Cod
2. Consider the Cost of Homeownership
There are various financial commitments to consider, most importantly how a new home will fit into your budget.
You need to ensure that you can afford the monthly mortgage payment, as well as any expenses including utilities and/or possible homeowner’s association fees.
3. Interview a Real Estate Professional
The interview process is one of the important first steps in buying a home. An experienced sales associate will be eager to share their expertise and skills so you can make an educated decision.