How to Choose the Right Home

Dated: July 28 2021

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So you’ve been looking around online, maybe you’ve gone to an open house or even a few showings. Maybe you liked the really big backyard from the first showing or the kitchen in the other house seems like it was made just for you. You have options, but how do you know which home is the one? There’s a few categories you can think about when trying to narrow down which home will fit you best:


Day to day: Working from home has taken the world by storm and employers are changing their ways, so is there an office? Is there a spot where you could see yourself in the zone and working like a boss? 


Food is a pretty important part of everyday life for us. The size and ambience of the kitchen in your home is also important! Can you see yourself whipping up meals worthy of The Food Network in the kitchen? Will you have enough storage and space to move around easily? 


At some point you’ll have friends and family over to celebrate a holiday or a birthday, so make sure you feel that you have adequate space to host! If you love a nice fire in the backyard on a mild evening, do you have enough backyard for you and any pets you have to enjoy?  


As you’re looking at the living room space of a potential home, there are a few things to think about to see if it will be a good fit for you and your family. Can you see yourself curling up with a good book on the sofa or taking a quick nap when your schedule allows? Can you see where you’d like to set up your TV and entertainment center? Other things to consider would be electric furniture or entertainment equipment that requires special wiring. 


It’s also imperative to think about any repairs and renovations the house will need. What kind of savings can you set aside for emergency maintenance and cosmetic repairs? Everyone enjoys a clean house, as well, so make sure to think about how much time the upkeep of the house will cost you. Would you need to hire a routine cleaning service or can you do upkeep on your own? 


Locations and activities: The location of your home plays an important role in the home-buying process. If you’re willing to commute to work, it might be a good idea to come up with an idea of how far you’re willing to travel each day and what routes you would be taking to get there. Is there a grocery store close by? If you have children or are planning on having children, how close are the nearest schools and how is the school district? How long would you have to travel to get them to and from extracurricular activities and sports? Are there other children living nearby that they are close in age to? Another factor to consider is how far you are from your family. Proximity to family is definitely a personal preference, so check to see if you are close enough or far away enough from your relatives. 

House hunting can be stressful, to say the least. Making a priority list for your home search is a great idea! Start at the top with the things that are non-negotiable, like being within 30 minutes of work or having a large backyard for your pups and for entertaining guests. Next, move down your list to the things you could maybe go without, like a big laundry room or kitchen island. I’ve got a great network of people and resources to help you find a home that can check those boxes off your list! If you’re coming across terms in your home search that are unfamiliar to you, check out my blog post over common real estate terms you should know when buying a home. With a great agent that is trustworthy and reliable (Ahem, me!), you can find that perfect dream home that has everything you could ever wish for! Contact Brice Ebert, Realtor & Broker today to guide you through the home buying and home selling process.

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Brice Ebert

Manhattan, KS: Brice Ebert of Resource Real Estate Group was featured in the Kansas Edition of Top Agent Magazine in January 2021. Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the ....

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