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Before You Buy a Home

Congratulations, you've made the big decision to buy a home. Now What? There are many questions you will need to ask yourself before moving ahead. The biggest question is: where do I want to live?

All of us have different likes and dislikes. The needs of one person may be of little consequence to another person. If you are moving to a new community your questions may be different from somebody who is moving within the community. If you are single, your needs will be much different compare to a married couple with kids or the needs of a retired couple. As you see you really need to think about where you want to move and live.

Often an unthinkable phenomenon kicks in when searching for a new home. This is the emotional phenomenon. You may be drawn to some neighborhoods and homes more than others and are unable to clearly explain why. You may be fortunate and drawn to a home or neighborhood that meets your needs. A suggestion here is to bring with you a list of things you would like to have in your new neighborhood and home and decide on the ones you must have and the ones of lesser importance. See Defining Your Dream Home section of this guide to help develop this list for your new home.

This section of the guide is designed to help you provide resources and provoke thought to make a decision on where you want to live. Ask yourself these questions and decide what importance they have in your decision on where to move to and live. Write the answers down so you have a quick list as you view homes and make sure your agent or broker is clear on these.

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