Simplify your new home search with a checklist

Are you house hunting?  When you decide to buy a new home, it’s important to choose a home that fits your family’s needs. You may think you know exactly what you’re looking for, but it helps to make a list… especially if you won’t be the only decision maker in the selection process!

The following “House Hunting Checklist” is a good starting point.

What kind of home do you want? 

  • One-story?
  • Two-story?
  • Basement?
  • Garage?
  • How many bedrooms?
  • How many bathrooms?

What size home do you want?  

  • How many square feet?

What special features do you want? 

  • Chef’s kitchen?
  • Open floor plan?
  • 2nd floor laundry?
  • Deck or patio?
  • Hardwood floors?
  • Energy-efficient construction?

What neighborhood amenities do you want? What’s important to your family?

  • Quality of schools?   Public or private?
  • Community parks?
  • Playgrounds?
  • Sports fields?
  • Shopping centers?
  • Medical centers?
  • Freeway access?
  • Proximity to work?

As you’re house hunting, you’ll be bombarded with information. Having your checklist will help you navigate this complicated process, and help you figure out what you’re really searching for!