While your opinions on the type of home you want to own may change during the homebuying process, use this easy checklist to help you prioritize and make the shopping process less time consuming.
How close do you need to be to:
(a) public transportation
(e) neighborhood shopping
(f) other ?
What neighborhoods would you prefer? Walk around or eat out in an area you are considering. Try the commute after work there to become familiar with it.
What school systems do you want to be near?
What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer?
Do you want a one-story or two-story house?
How old a home would you consider?
How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
Do you have special facilities or needs that your home must meet?
Do you require a fenced yard or other amenities for your pets?
|1. Size: Number of bedrooms? baths? Need for office?|
|2. Parking: Must have? Garage? Outdoor? Leased?|
|3. Outdoor space: Room for a grill? Grill + table? Yard?|
|4. Formal dining room?|
|5. In unit laundry?|
|6. Air conditioning: central or window unit?|
|7. Fireplace: wood burning or gas logs?|
|8. Flooring: hardwood or carpet|
|9. Light: Top floor? First floor? View?|