One of the first steps in the home buying process (after the mortgage pre-approval and budget determination is identifying the key characteristics of your next home.
I prefer to call these essential characteristics the “must haves,” “can't have,” and “nice to have” characteristics of the new purchase.
- Must haves: Some things a house must have - can't live without these. Know these up front. Location, space inside and outside, safety, age and type of construction, school district and the like may be included here.
- Can't haves: Just like you must have certain things, there are things you just do not want. Know what these are from the start as well. This is a list that needs to be shared with your Realtor® early on to avoid wasting your time.
- Nice to have: Sometimes an extra just happens to show up in a house you find which meets your must have criterion. Identify these extras so your Realtor® can include them in the search because, as a buyer you never know what is on the market. But your Realtor® is the market expert and may just know where to find these as well!
There may be imperfections. Some may be cosmetic issues and require updating. It may be a missing pool. It may involve removing wallpaper, carpeting or painting.
Look beyond these minor imperfections. Consider the potential a property presents.
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