Purchasing a home can be a bit daunting when you aren’t entirely sure what you are looking for. You want to make sure you are buying a home that fits each one of your and your family members’ needs, but how do you go about doing that? We have made it simple for you by laying out all the questions you should consider asking yourself before you sign a contract on a home.

What Home Style Are You Searching For?

Residential homes come in a variety of styles, so it is important to know what type of house you are after. This will help save you time when you are weeding out homes that are currently on the market. Are you interested in a single-family, multi-family, condominium, or manufactured home? Once you have chosen your house style, you will want to check the pricing and upkeep of the particular style you have decided on. For instance, sometimes manufactured homes can be difficult to finance and are more difficult to find land for. You will want to do some research on the styles you are interested in to figure out which style fits your budget and your needs.

Consider Your Ideal Home Details

The next step in making sure you find the right home for your family is listing out your ideal home details. This will help you narrow down the homes currently on the market and will give your real estate agent a more detailed guideline to go off of when they show you homes.

You’ll want to think about:

  • Number of bedrooms and bathroom
  • Kitchen features, like islands, breakfast nooks, dual ovens, and electric or gas stoves
  • Extra rooms, like dining rooms, studies, or family rooms
  • Garage and driveway type
  • Laundry and utility features
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Yard and lot size
  • Types of flooring, countertops, cabinetry, etc.

What Type Of Neighborhood Do You Prefer?

Not only is the style of home and details of the home important, but it is also ideal that you consider the neighborhood that you would like to live in. Depending on the location in which you are interested, you may find more than one of these neighborhood styles.

  • Urban
  • Cul-De-Sac
  • Walkable Neighborhoods
  • Retirement
  • Rural
  • Gated Neighborhoods

Contact Charles Burt

Ready to begin house-hunting with a professional agent by your side? Charles Burt would love to help. Contact our real estate agency service at charlesburt.com for more information about the homes available on the Missouri housing market.