Before you head out to hunt for your next home you should ask yourself some important questions and decide on the right answers so you know you have a clear vision of just what you want and need in your next place. Here are some suggestions for questions you want to ask yourself and answer:
What type of home is right?
You'll want to come to a clear conclusion on the type of home you would prefer. You can choose from a single family home, a townhome or a mobile home. Each one has their benefits and the one that will work out best for you is a personal decision you and your family will need to decide.
A single family home: You will own the land your home is on and generally there will be more land with this type of home than you will get with a townhome. This type of home can be single story, two story or tri-level. A townhome can be a single story, but they are generally two story because they are designed to take up less land per unit. Neighbors are generally further away and there normally aren't fees and regulations unless the home has an HOA in place.
A townhome: A townhome is normally in a community of townhomes and there is a home owner's association in place. You may have a fairly small yard and you will be close to your neighbors which can make it easy to get to know the people who live in your neighborhood. You will also have access to some great amenities like a fitness room, a swimming pool, a barbecue area and more.
A mobile home: Mobile homes are single story and they can be on land that you end up owning or they can be in a park where you need to pay space rent. If you buy a mobile home on its own land then the land can be small or expansive. If you buy a mobile home in a park then it will usually be on a small amount of land with close neighbors. In a park, you will have access to amenities like a swimming pool and a community center.
What other amenities are important to you?
If you have a love for water then you may want to consider looking for a home that has waterfront property. This will allow you to enjoy the water anytime you want without leaving your own property. This can also give you the chance to fish, take great pictures and enjoy some beautiful sunsets.
If you are an avid golfer then you may want to buy a hone that's situated in a golf course community. Having the golf course so close to your house allows you to golf without traveling and it offers many opportunities to make friends who share your passion and live very close to you.
How big of a house do you need?
It's extremely important to have a clear understanding of the square footage you would prefer, the number of bedrooms you want, the size of kitchen you require and more. You want to avoid cramming into a house that's too small or getting in over your head by buying a house that's too big for you to easily maintain. For assistance, talk to a professional like CENTURY 21 Ryan Realty.