Buying a new home can be one of the most exciting events in an individual’s life. That said searching for the perfect home requires understanding a few simple and basic tips for getting the most out of your house hunting efforts. This is especially true when visiting and touring multiple properties on multiple days. Staying organized, focused and disciplined will help to ensure that a smart and financially beneficial purchase is made.
Writing Down Priorities
Perhaps one of the first and most important aspects of hunting for a home is to simply set priorities. Sitting down with your spouse and writing down details regarding what is desired in your future home can go a long way in having a far more successful outcome. Invite all members of the household to provide input when writing down priorities. When shopping for a home always keep your list of priorities close at hand so that you stay on track. Equally important is to have some type of charted comparison of each home that you visit.
Visiting and touring multiple houses can get very confusing and that is why it is best to have some type of chartered comparison chart listed in an organized and detailed way. Take notes as well as photographs and even videos of the homes that you tour so that you can review the information at a later time. Notes can be taken on everything from landscaping to the condition of the interior of the home as well as the exterior. The level of natural lighting, overall storage space and unique features should also be noted. It may also be a good idea to take notes about the neighborhood where each home is located.
Type Of Flooring
When walking through a home for the first time try to get a general feel for the overall property condition and appeal. Once this is done, take a second walk through the entire home and begin taking notes. Make a list of your favorite features of each home as well as any disadvantages that are apparent or obvious. Consider the size of each room and determine whether or not your existing furniture will be a comfortable fit for the space. Paint color, the type of flooring and the type of appliances inherent in the home should also be taken into account.
Closets And Cupboards
Finally, it is always a good idea to go through all the closets and cupboards within the home prior to making a final decision. Today, more than ever before people require ample amounts of useful and functional storage. Make a note of how many closets and cupboards are found throughout the Anacortes homes you visit. Even something as simple as lifting up area rugs to check on the integrity of flooring is well worth considering. As an added note, drive by each home at different times of the day to get a feel for the neighborhood and various levels of daytime and nighttime lighting. Contact Nicole Haun by visiting Realestateinanacortes.com for a copy of Anacortes MLS home listings.
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