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Home Buying Basics  

How to Find the Perfect House

Building a new home is one of the largest investments most people make in a lifetime, and it’s important to carefully choose a house plan that will meet all of your needs. There’s lots of things to consider as you start your house plan search, and we offer lots of information on our site to help you make the right decision. Something important to consider as you start your search, is how long you plan to live in your new home, and how your family or living situation might change so that your new home accommodates these changes. If you need help as you read through our informative articles, feel free to live chat, email or call us at 866-214-2242.

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- or a 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 for your finances, 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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