Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

  • JT Home Team
  • 03/22/22
In our experience, a house is not a dream home because of its size or color. It’s about how you feel when you walk through the front door – the way you can instantly see your life unfolding there. This is about more than real estate. It’s about your life and your dreams.
 

Meeting Your Criteria

That’s why it’s so important that the agent you choose to guide you through this journey is your trusted expert and advocate. Coldwell Banker Realty has a team of experienced, qualified real estate professionals ready to help you find homes for sale that meet all of your criteria.
 

Size of home - How many bedrooms and bathrooms are ideal? What lot size would you like? What size floor plan are you looking for?

 
Location - What sort of proximity to your work, schools, outdoor space, and entertainment venues are you looking for?
 
Neighborhood - What kind of community are you looking to move into? What about schools? Recreational facilities? Security?
 
Other costs - What are the local price and valuation trends? Are there other taxes or maintenance fees to consider?
 
Lifestyle - Do you do a lot of entertaining? Do you need a guest room? Do you have pets that need a large yard?
 
Agent - Your specialized Coldwell Banker Agent will walk you through each step of the buying process.
 
 

Tracking Your Wants and Needs

Regardless of where you’re searching for properties, we can help you find the perfect home. Here are some things to think about as you begin looking at homes for sale.
 
General

  • Do you have a preference for when the house was built?
  • Do you want a house in move-in condition, or are you willing to do some work on it?
  • When people come to your home, what do you want your home to say about you?
  • Do you want to have a swimming pool or hot tub?
  • Are you looking for any additional structures such as a greenhouse or shed?
 
Property Exterior

  • What type of home are you looking for – single-family, condo, townhouse, multifamily?
  • Approximately what size house are you looking for?
  • How many stories?
  • What architectural styles do you prefer?
  • What type of exterior will you consider?
  • What size lot would you like?
  • What kind of landscaping are you looking for?
  • Do you want a porch or a deck?
  • What are you looking for in terms of parking – driveway, garage, carport?
  • What other exterior features are important to you?
 
Property Interior

  • What kind of style do you want the interior of your home to have – formal, casual, cozy, traditional, modern, or eclectic?
  • What kind of floor plan do you prefer – open versus walls between all living spaces?
  • What kind of lighting do you prefer?
  • Do you have flooring preferences?
  • In general, what are your likes and dislikes for the interior of your home?
  • Are there specific room needs for your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, or other living areas?
 

Work With Us

You can sit back and relax knowing the the JT Home Team stays up to date on the real estate market and will always negotiate expertly on behalf of their buyers and sellers. Contact us today!

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