Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Considerations When Looking for a New Home

When deciding to purchase a a new home, after all the preliminary work has been done like mortgage pre-approval and selecting your real estate agent, you have to narrow your needs and wants.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Which neighborhoods?
  • Homeowner association restrictions or freedom to do as you please.
  • Desired school(s). Think long term as your child may be going from elementary to middle, etc in a year or two!
  • One or two story?
  • Private pool, community pool or no pool?
  • New construction or older?
  • Pet considerations like yard size (and the ability to have a fence).
  • Commuting distance to work or schools.
  • Proximity to medical facilities.
  • Construction such as frame or concrete block.
  • Tax rates and insurance costs.

This is not an all inclusive list but rather a starting point get you thinking.

Price was left off because the first step is taking care of the mortgage pre-approval which should have already identified your maximum budget.

If you have any questions regarding the Brevard County Florida real estate market, please let me know. If I can assist in any way – just holler!

Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Bucci Realty, Rockledge, Florida working on an exclusive consulting basis with Century 21 Baytree Realty.

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