Finding Your Perfect Home
Finding the home that is right for you and your family can be a complicated undertaking. Add to this the fact that you will likely need to find a home that will perfect for many years to come and the process becomes even harder. So how can you best be sure that you will find the right home? Preparation and patience. There's no two ways about it, when looking for a home you need to do your homework (pun intended) and be patient and not jump on the first "acceptable" home that comes up.
You have the right to be choosy when buying a home, after all you are spending a rather large amount of money. Set some time aside with your realtor and compile a definitive list of requirements for your perfect home. This is the list that you should not deviate from no matter what. The things on this list should be absolute necessities. Keep all the things that would be nice to have in a home for another list. This necessity list should contain things like room requirements, location, access to schools and transit if needed.
Now is the time to work closely with your realtor finding a group of homes that fit your criteria and having a look at each. Keep in mind that if you find a house that suits all your needs, you don't have to jump to make an offer. You never know, there may be other homes that will suit you even better so take the time to consider all the options. It's a good idea to make sure that you have your mortgage pre-approved and ready to go at this time so when you choose to make an offer, there will not be any hold ups in the financing.