1. Budget – you may dream a-list houses as much as you want but to keep it realistic, set your budget. Go to the bank and talk to a financing advisor. Save money because you’re not only paying for the property itself but you are also paying for extra fees like inspections, insurance, property taxes, etc. Keep you eye on the goal. Once you’ve been advised, you can ask your realtor for a help in finding houses within your budget. You can also search the internet. There are tons of choices out there.
2. Location – You might want your place near your work as much as possible. Sometimes, it is inevitable to live far away from your house to your work and it is okay. Just keep in mind that it is important for you to live near the accessible bus stops, trains or any other transportation services. If you’re using a car, there are trains that provides park and ride services. Are you starting a family? You should consider living near a school and/or playground. You might want to consider living near a shopping center or grocery store but i bet, the more conducive the location is, the higher the price will be!
3. Community – the place that you are gonna buy is a lifetime commitment. If you are picky about your neighborhood, you should choose your community wisely. I am not stereotyping here but mostly, new communities are better to live in than old communities but it is mor expensive than the latter since it’s “new”.
4. Family Size – as i said earlier, if you are just starting a family, you should consider living near a school or playground. If you’re a bachelor or single, buying a huge house even you have enough money is not applicable. Well, at the end it goes down on personal preferences. I suggest condos or appartments are applicable. It is the same thing on a big family wanting to save money and buying a small house.