Did you know that U.S. existing-home sales reached 6.1 million last year? That number is an all-time high over the past 15 years.
If you’re house hunting in America, you want to make sure your house hits everything on your checklist. Keep reading, and we will guide you through our new home shopping list so you can be comfortable for years to come.
Dream Home Checklist
When you are house hunting, there are many parts of the house you want to consider. You will want to know what you want for the location, house amenities, floor plan, room size, and more.
Any real estate agent will tell you that the most critical factor to people when looking for a home is located. Location includes nearby schools, crime rates, transportation options, and future appreciation potential.
It would be best if you started by finding exactly where you want to live and doing your research on things like nearby schools and future appreciation potential to set a parameter on where you’re looking. Click here to find the most up-to-date real estate active listings in Dallas/Fort Worth area.
First, you should think about the type of home you need. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need if you’re moving with your family or planning to start a family.
You also should think about if you want one or two floors. It would help to think about how big of a garage you need and how many cars you will have.
Exterior House Features
It would be best if you went in with an idea of how you want the outside of your house to look. For example, you will want to consider what material you want the outside to be, such as brick, stone, or wood.
You should also consider what type of roof material you are looking for; you want to make sure the roof is in good condition because it can be expensive to update. Lastly, how big of a front and backyard are you looking for, if you have a dog, you might want to consider a larger yard.
Interior House Features
There is a lot to consider when it comes to the house’s interior. You will likely have some dealbreakers and things you will need to compromise on if everything else fits your dream home.
The interior features you think about before you start looking include:
- Flooring (carpet, wood, tile, stone, and more)
- Kitchen (appliances, backsplash, size)
- Dining space
- Primary bedroom (walk-in closets, balcony, office space, what floor it’s on)
- Bathrooms (sinks, showers, bath, tile/stone surfaces)
There is all this to consider and more for the interior, so you should make a list of your dealbreakers so you know what to look out for from the start.
Make Your New Home Shopping List
Now that you know what you should use to make your new home shopping list, you’re ready to find your dream home.
You should think about where you want to be, the type of house you want, and interior and exterior features.
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