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How To Make A Helpful Home Buyers’ Checklist

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Buying a home is no small investment, so by creating a home buyer’s checklist you not only get a clear idea of what you want out of a home but also avoid buying one you’re unhappy with.

Below is a list of the main things to consider when setting up a personalized checklist based on your preferences.

Choosing a Location: The First Step in Making a Home Buyers’ Checklist

Location will easily be the more important choice when buying a home so when house hunting it’s a good idea to consider the following:

You should also visit the home you’re interested during the day, night, and weekend to see how the community around your prospective new home is as well.

Things to Consider When Deciding on the Size of Your Home

Once you’ve decided on the location, another item to check off or make note of is the size of your home. Most notably, how many bedrooms and bathrooms it has and the complete square footage of the entire property.

Other things to consider include:

What Home “Amenities” Do You Want?

Now that you’ve decided on both the location, size, and general attributes of your home the last thing to make note of when you’re looking at homes are the features or “amenities” of the home you’re interested in.

For instance:

Finally, once you decide on a home, make sure one of the first things you do is get a home inspection. You’ll get a detailed report on any issues or age-related problems you’ll need to fix or replace either immediately or in due time.

Buying a home doesn’t have to be stressful. By answering the above questions for yourself, you can easily narrow down and confidently decide on the next place you want to live.

Need help house hunting in the Okanagan? Contact us today to get help from our knowledgeable team!

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