If you are thinking about buying your dream home, a Realtor can help. Consider these five things as you choose your dream home.
The first consideration should always be location. Are you looking for Tempe homes for sale or Gilbert? Chandler or Surprise? What are your family’s wants and needs? What neighborhood do you want to live in? Do you want an historical home? Do you want a new home in a new development? If you have children, which school district is the best? Is there a park close by? What kinds of classes do they need close by? Is extended family near? Would you like a short commute to work? Is public transportation desirable? Do you love the nightlife and want to be close to shopping and restaurants?
The second thing to contemplate is the square footage you want and need. The average home today is 2195 square feet. Are you looking for more square footage for exercise and indoor activity rooms? How many bedrooms are needed? How many bathrooms? Do you need a playroom or an office?
The third consideration is the floor plan. Do you like smaller dedicated rooms for each activity or do you love an open floor plan?
Fourth, consider the finishes you want. Do you want to pay extra for granite, tile, and marble or will laminate do? High end finishes can add considerably to the price of your home.
Finally, consider your landscaping. A large yard with lots of amenities is fun for entertaining but it’s also lots of work. Do you want to spend every weekend working on your yard? Many people would rather live in a condo or a townhome so some maintenance and yard work is not their responsibility.
Tempe real estate has professionals ready to help you in your search for your perfect home.