Choosing your Dream Home

Every decision, small to large, is important when deciding to buy your dream home. Here are the common issues that buyers think about:



This one is very tricky. Considering once wants and needs vary by person. Most common factors are children = school district, short commute = work, neighborhood with historic homes, or homes that are near night life and restaurants.


square footageSquare footage

Will the size of the home fit your needs? The average home in the United States is 2,195 square feet; but 30 years ago, the average size was just 1,645. People wants larger and larger homes, with special purpose spaces such as exercise rooms, offices, studies, and media rooms.


open floorplanFloorplan

Think about how you live your life and what style best fits your needs. Some wants a house with open floorplan for a great flow for entertaining, and others may have a more traditional aesthetic for more cozy rooms.



Think carefully about what you want in your dream home. These choices dramatically affect price. For example: Do you want stone floors or will ceramic suffice? Are you looking for green building materials, such as zero-voc paint, bamboo floors, and recycled counters? Do you want your kitchen to have laminate counters or the granite ones?



Be sure to think outside the “box” of your house when you buy. Our homes extend past the borders of our property. We live in the parks, shopping, and restaurants that surround us.



Be sure to consider your needs now and down the road when it comes to yard maintenance. A large yard can mean lots of entertaining potential, but it can also mean a lot of work. One option with much less responsibility when it comes to maintenance is buying a townhouse or condo. Some prefer this option as their “dream home.”


Have these topics discussed with your real estate agent so they can help you decide on a happy compromise among the long list of choices. Realtors® also can help you know what items on your wish list you can get in your price range.






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