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Home Buying Basics

Home Buying Basics  

How to Find the Perfect House

Buying or building a house is a large investment, so it’s important to make sure that you choose a home that meets your needs. But with all the options out there, many people get lost in the process and end up unhappy with their final decision. To help make sure your new home is a great choice now and for the foreseeable future, here are some quick guides, full of questions to ask yourself and different things to consider, that will lead you to the characteristics of your dream home.

Home Buying Basics: One or Two Stories?

Whether your home has one or two stories is among its most fundamental characteristics, and yet there are many people who don’t have a strong preference. Should your family choose a two-story home, or is a one-story house better for resale? Each has its benefits and drawbacks, and it’s up to you to decide what works for your situation. As you look for homes, here are some questions to ask to help you decide if a one- and two-story home is a better decision.

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Home Buying Basics: How Much Square Footage?

The size of your home has far-reaching implications that affect your finances and you what you can do, so it’s important to figure out what your space requirements actually are. You don’t want to accidentally get too much or too little and wind up over your head or totally uncomfortable. A house is a serious investment that you want to get right the first time, so here is what you should know to help decide how much square footage you actually should buy.

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Home Buying Basics: How Many Bedrooms and Bathrooms?

How many bedrooms a new home should have is usually the first thing people think about when they decide to buy or build. It isn’t automatically an easy decision, and then the number of bathrooms adds another layer of confusion. These two factors are the ones that have the greatest influence on how a family uses and lives in a home, so it’s important to figure out what works for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you try to put together your list of requirements.

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Home Buying Basics: How Many Garage Bays?

Just as house sizes have increased over the decades, so have garages. A single garage used to suffice for the average American household, but families now have more cars and you can find homes that are similar in every aspect other than their amount of garage space. Should the number of garage bays be a deal-breaker during your house search? It depends on your family and your location, but you do have options if your dream home doesn’t have the perfect garage. Here’s what you should know!

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