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Monday, August 06, 2007

The American Dream – Home Ownership!

It's an important part of the American dream. Everyone would like to become a homeowner here in the USA. I know I did! There is nothing like closing escrow on your home and knowing that it took a lot of effort, research, and determination to purchase your home! But after spending many months and viewing all the number of homes it was all worth the effort! You purchase a place you are proud of!

Today we are very lucky to be able to find the home of our dreams right on the Internet. Almost everything today is at your fingertips? This is why real estate searches on the World-Wide-Web are such a big deal these days. Everyone is turning to his or her laptops and notebooks to search for that perfect home. Believe me; it is out there. You just need the right tool to find it.

Have you ever tried real estate searches online? This is actually a fun routine. I enjoy doing this sort of thing in my spare time. So far I've narrowed down my ideal location to a spot in New England. Okay, so that's not too impressive. On the other hand, do you have any idea what region you want to purchase or build your dream home in? Trust me when I say, a lot of people do not. It's just so difficult to decide on one perfect place.

There are so many factors to consider when you're doing real estate searches. Are you married? Do you have any children? Does your spouse enjoy the same type of setting/amenities? These are all valid queries to consider when searching high and low for a wonderful house.

You should decide on a number of factors before starting your search:
1) Affordable price range?
2) Number of bedrooms and Bathrooms?
3) Size of the home, (square feet)?
4) Year the home was built?
5) Should we use a Real Estate Agent?
These are probably the basic questions you should have answers for, before proceeding forward.

Here is another list of questions that many homebuyers don’t even think about once they have located possible candidates?
1) Is the home well maintained?
2) Are the neighbor’s maintaining their homes?
3) Numbers of miles from your place of work?
4) Numbers of miles from the nearest school?
5) Numbers of miles from your place of worship?
6) The distance from the nearest Fire Station?
7) Where is the nearest fire plug/hydrant?
8) Is the home near a train track, freeway, park, or prison?
I’m sure you will think of many other questions as your search continues.

For me personally, a great deal has to do with schooling. Since I already have a child, who is now seven years old, I must make sure that I provide her with an ideal school. You know, one that's perfectly safe and truly values education. These are essential factors. You should also think about the local colleges in the area, unless you think that your child will be attending college out of state?

There are many places you can start your home search, the Internet, newspapers, Realty signs, For Sale By Owner signs, MLS, etc. If you don’t have much time you could locate a reliable real estate agent in your area? But, sometime this can become a search in it self? You’ll want to work with a full time agent! There are many part-time agents who would in the industry as a hobby or just something to do to kill time? The more years of experience the better; a veteran agent would be your best bet! You can find a good agent right online.

So start your search today! Take your time and do the research, it will pay off for you in the end….


Blogger Keith said...

I appreciate the post. I found you through a non-blogger blog website. I appreciate your thoughts on home ownership.

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