Many things go into picking the right home and for each buyer the list might look a little different. Neighborhood, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, size of the home, single or multi-level, yard size, age of home, local schools, and of course price are just some of the things to consider when looking at homes. It is smart to start with a list of things you would like and then prioritize the list of most important on down. It is important to decide what thing you must have verses which things would be nice to have. Making this list and having a clear picture of what you are looking for will help you narrow down possible homes even before you start the looking process.
The internet is a great tool in looking for homes that might match your criteria, using a Realtor is an important tool all home buyers should also utilize. A Real Estate Agent can assist you in many ways and you can benefit from their knowledge and experience at no cost to you! Local Realtors can have access to homes coming on the market before they are available to the public on the internet, they have knowledge about the community and market that can benefit you when writing an offer, they have access to local inspection companies, title companies, lenders, etc. They can provide you legal protection on the purchase of your new home. Realtors can schedule and assist in many of the home buying appointments saving you from having to take extra time off work. Again all FREE of charge.