12 House-Hunting Tips to Help You Make the Right Choice
Set your priorities and streamline the house-hunting process early on, and you can breathe easier knowing you have a handle on things. It’s probably the most important purchase you will ever make, so take a few deep breaths and make a plan before diving in — you’ll be glad you did.
These 12 tips can help you stay organized and focused on the important things during your house hunt.
Once you start looking, all sorts of charming features are bound to sway you; keeping your priorities list close at hand can help you stay on track.
Beyond the basics (beds and baths) consider including notes on landscaping, the condition of the roof and exterior, natural light in each room, storage space and cost per square foot. Consider this chart a personal tool — something you can look back on to help guide your decision making, not a substitute for a good home inspection.