Narrowing your Search for the Perfect House in Phoenix

By: Wayne Hemrick

If you are a first-time home buyer in Phoenix real estate, it can be hard to make a choice among all of the great properties available. A knowledgeable Phoenix real estate agent can provide you with some advice and tools to help you narrow you focus, so that you will end up finding your perfect house.

Your Phoenix realtor will likely begin by asking you a series of questions to gather information about what important features you are looking for in a home. How many bedrooms and bathrooms will be most suitable to meet the needs of your family? Do you do a lot of cooking? If so, then you will likely be looking for an ample kitchen that will allow you to cook easily. Do you work from home? You might need home office space for your business use, as well as for any school-aged children who will need an area for homework. If you entertain a lot, then you will likely want to consider a home that will be suitable for that purpose, with a great room or some areas where people can gather and mingle.

Where your new house should be located is an important factor to consider. If you work outside the home, you will likely want to live near your office for a short commute. On the other hand, if you work in the city you might want to be able to get away from it all with a home in the country. If you have children attending school, how far away will you be from the schools your children will frequent? Practical matters, such as proximity to grocery stores and other shopping, will all play their role in your decision in finding a home in the right location. If you are an outdoor sports enthusiast, you might want to select a home that is located next to a park or a golf facility, so that you can easily go there often.

Another point that Phoenix realtors can help you determine is how much home you can afford to buy. This will depend on if you are selling a home, your credit history, your current income and other factors. Now you can decide if you wish to work on a home yourself, and thus save some money upfront, or would prefer a move-in ready house. Knowing what your price range is narrows the housing field to only those houses meeting your criteria, making it easier to hone in on the right house for you.

A good real estate agent will be sure to gather all of this information and come up with guidelines that will be used to narrow the search for your dream home in Phoenix.

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