One of the first stages of home ownership is deciding on a neighborhood and a home.
When determining the neighborhood you would like to live in, you should consider its location approximate to your job as well as schools, public transportation, shopping, museums, theaters and other attractions that might interest you. Drive around the neighborhood and talk to residents. Can you picture yourself happily living here? Most importantly, choose a community where you feel comfortable.
Once you have narrowed your search to a particular area, contact the local chamber of commerce for promotional literature about the community. We also suggest visiting the website World Of Arizona, as it is a wonderful source for information on local lifestyle.
It is best to evaluate each house based on what it has to offer. There are many things to look for when walking through a home, including the following:
- Is the house structurally sound?
- Is the construction quality up to your standards?
- Is there enough space for the present and the future?
- Does it have the desired number of bedrooms and bathrooms?
- Are you happy with the lot size?
- Do you like the floor plan?
- Does it include all of the minimum amenities for your lifestyle?
- Will your furniture fit in the space?
- Is there enough storage space?
Once you weed out the homes that do not interest you, consider the details of the ones you like, including the amount of work that needs to be done if you purchase the home. On average, homebuyers walk through fifteen houses before selecting one.