Step 3: Home Search – Dream Home Checklist
With financing underway and pre-qualification letter in hand, it’s now time to begin your home search.
Your Dream Home Checklist: Determining Your Wants and Needs
The next step in your home buying process is determining the wants and needs for your home. You’ll want to buy a home that meets your needs for the next 5 to 10 years, or find a home that you can add to as your family grows and needs change.
In a perfect scenario we can find both your wants and needs, but you will need to be prepared to look past the minor things that can be changed after your home purchase.
Here are a few things to consider in your dream home checklist:
- Do you need an additional guest room for friends and family visitors?
- Do you have family members with any special needs (wheelchair accessible entry and space)?
- Do you need extra workspace for work or hobbies?
- Do you need a split floor plan or specific home layout?
Anything that would require home remodeling and construction should be considered a need. A want is something that you can add to in the future. This could be flooring, paint, lighting, landscaping, garage storage, etc so it’s important when you are doing your home search that you can look past these wants and focus on the needs.
Home Search: Search MLS Listings
With your dream home checklist complete, it’s now time to start your home search.
As your REALTORS®, we provide you with direct access to the same live MLS system that REALTORS® use. The data is live and in real time, so no more out-dated or incorrect information.
By using our MLS portal, you can view every home that’s listed on the MLS by every REALTOR® and access full property information including detailed floor plans, interior and exterior photos of the property, total acreage, square footage, special features, listed price, and more! As an added feature we also have exclusive access to homes not listed on the MLS.
Ready to Get Started on Your Home Search?
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After we’ve narrowed down your online home search, together we’ll go through each property and examine the condition, assess value, and find the perfect home.
As both homeowners and REALTORS®, we have a vast understanding of the area and during your property viewings we can point out unique community details, area attractions, recreation, and local market information. We keep our fingers on the pulse of everything happening in the Anthem real estate market and will provide you with answers to market conditions that may help or deter your home buying decision regarding specific properties.