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2018-12-07 07:07:09
West Valley City UT Home Buyers Make That Wish List First

Home Buying Wishlist

I want to talk a bit about why West Valley City home buyers make that wish list first.

Make sure you know what you are looking for before you get with your agent. You should have a good idea about what you hope to find prior to scheduling appointments to see houses.

I ran across this post the other day and thought the concept was worth sharing. However it deals mostly with helping you evaluate the homes you are looking at.

With today's search tools you should be able to narrow your search for the ideal home down pretty well before you ever leave the comfort of your own home. Most of the tools available will allow you to see all of the 190 homes listed for sale in West Valley, without ever leaving the house. You can check for things like:

  • Homes For Sale in Various Price Ranges: No sense looking at homes you are not ready to afford yet.
  • Individual Neighborhoods: Most sites show homes for sale in neighborhoods or subdivisions
  • Age: When a house was built may be important to some.
  • Size: Know how many sq.ft you need to keep family comfortable.
  • Number of Bedrooms & Bathrooms: A household with 3 teenagers has different needs than one with only an infant to consider.

There are other considerations and you can get a better idea by having a look at the search selections on our website.

So, with all that being said, here is the article.

What happens when you go to the grocery store on an empty stomach and without a list? You impulse shop, right? Your stomach takes control of the outing and whatever looks good at the moment ends up in the shopping cart – whether it's something you need or not.
Lists are the road map for a shopping trip. They keep you on track, help you save money and protect you from frivolity.
You’ll need a shopping list – or a wish list – to determine what you need, as well as what you want, in a neighborhood and a home for the same reasons.
What Kind of a Home Do You Want?
Before deciding on a neighborhood, get clear on what type of structure you want to live in. In other words, 'West Valley City home buyers, make that wish list first'.
  • Single-family detached home (previously owned or newly constructed?)
  • Duplex
  • Condominium
  • Townhouse
  • Mobile Home
Most of the time, the type of home you settle on will help narrow down the list of neighborhoods. You may not find, for instance, condos in luxury home neighborhoods. Likewise, if you have your heart set on living in a new home community you won’t want to shop in a historic district.
Make a List
Now it’s time to dream. Get some paper and a pencil or use your iPad to let your imagination run wild. What will the new home offer? Jot down not only what you need, but what you want as well. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
  • Number of bedrooms and bathrooms
  • One story or two
  • Square footage
  • Specialty room such as a home gym, theater room or office
  • Lots of outdoor space or a minimal, low-maintenance yard
  • Do you need a garage or is a carport okay?
  • Pool and/or spa
  • Tennis court
  • Yard
Think about what you don’t like in your current home. Not enough storage? Kitchen too small? When you know what you don’t like it will give you an idea of what you need in the new home.
The wish list will help us narrow down the choices of which homes to show you, ensuring we don’t waste your time on those that won’t work.

I hope this post has been helpful, and makes looking for that new home easier. If you have any other questions or would like hep in setting up your own personal search criteria please give me a call. Travis Straw 801-231-7949.

I love helping West Valley City UT home buyers make that wish list first.

 
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