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So, you’re looking to buy a house. Congrats! This is an exciting time, especially for first-time home buyers, when dreaming and moving toward a new future comes into focus. But do you know what to look for? 

Knowing what to look for can make the process smoother and more rewarding. Here are some tips to consider when searching for your dream home:


Location, Location, Location:

Consider factors like proximity to work, schools, shopping centers, and public transportation. Also, think about the neighborhood’s ambiance and future development plans.

Budget and Affordability:

Determine how much house you can afford by considering your income, expenses, savings for a down payment, and monthly mortgage payments. Stick to your budget to avoid financial strain.

Home Size and Layout:

Think about your current and future needs. Consider the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the layout of the house, and any specific features or spaces you desire.

Condition of the Property:

Evaluate the condition of the house, including the roof, foundation, plumbing, electrical systems, and appliances. Consider whether any necessary repairs or renovations fit within your budget and timeline.

Home Inspection:

Hire a professional home inspector to thoroughly assess the property for any hidden issues or potential problems. Their report can help you make an informed decision and negotiate repairs or price adjustments with the seller.

Resale Value:

While it’s essential to find a home that meets your current needs, also consider its potential resale value. Look for features that are in demand and consider the long-term prospects of the neighborhood.

Homeowners Association (HOA):

If the property is part of an HOA, review their rules, regulations, and fees. Determine whether the HOA’s requirements align with your lifestyle and preferences.

Future Plans:

Consider your future plans and how the home fits into them. Are you planning to start a family, work from home, or accommodate aging relatives? Choose a home that can adapt to your evolving needs.

Energy Efficiency and Maintenance:

Look for energy-efficient features such as insulation, windows, and appliances, which can save you money on utility bills. Also, consider the maintenance requirements of the property and whether you’re willing and able to keep up with them.

Gut Feeling:

Trust your instincts and envision yourself living in the house. Does it feel like home? Pay attention to your gut feeling and factor it into your decision-making process.


By considering these tips and doing thorough research, you can find a home that meets your needs, fits your budget, and brings you joy for years to come. 

An experienced realtor can help to guide you in this process. Contact our team at Corken + Company, with over 20 years of experience, HERE.

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