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When buying a home, what do you look for?

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Asked by Mrs_Harsh at 10:08 PM on Sep. 23, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • neighborhood

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 12:41 PM on Oct. 22, 2012

  • Location is the most important. I don't want my son growing up in a creepy neighborhood. I also don't want to be afraid to go outside at night. Next is storage. I'm looking at buying a very small house, 768 square feet. It has built in dressers in every bedroom. There are tons of cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom. Layout is important too.

    Answer by FroggyFeet at 8:23 PM on Oct. 9, 2012

  • Laundry and bedrooms on the same floor. Never making that mistake again.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:47 AM on Sep. 24, 2012

  • We wanted a well built older home that we could update and make our own. At least 3 bedrooms, with a yard, in a good location, and I really really wanted hardwood floors, but for a good price. I'm sure there were other things on my house wish list, but this house is so prefect for us right now.

    Answer by LadybugTash at 11:43 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Location, New, at least 2 bathrooms, and one bathroom near kitchen/ garage a 1/2 bath, toilet separate from master bath. A huge back yard or several acres.

    Answer by mto3821 at 11:16 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Location, Layout, good condition, not gonna cost you a lot right up front unless you are purposely buying a fixer upper... um, idk those are the main things I guess :-/

    Answer by DreainCO at 10:49 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Aside from the area of town and school district, I look at:
    The Roof
    Plumbing, flush all toilets and run every faucet
    Check linoleum in bathroom for leaking faucets etc.
    Kitchen is very important to me.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:34 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Right now staying in my school district & particularly staying in my DD's Elem school zone would be the most important. Then I'd need 3 bedrooms, 2 baths an area for the computer. I don't like the idea of the children's bedrooms at the front of the house by the front door, especially if they are far away from the master.


    Answer by 3libras at 10:28 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Well, you look for what's important to you. I wanted a townhouse so I wouldn't have to care for a big yard or shovel snow, which would be difficult for me. I wanted a quiet neighborhood, but one that wasn't too far from a bus route so I could get to stores and the bank and such. If I had known I was pregnant and about to have an instant family before I closed on my house, I probably would have searched for one with a few more bedrooms. Some people want a lot of space for entertaining. Some people want a nice view. Some people want a home they can get for a good price and fix up as they live in it. Some can't live without hardwood floors or attached garages. It just depends what your needs are. I wrote down a list in three parts: what I had to have, what would be nice to have, and what I definitely didn't want. Then I set a limit on what I was willing to pay each month and stuck to it. Good luck!

    Answer by Ballad at 10:26 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

  • Oh, and price and school zoning are the very first things that we look at.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:17 PM on Sep. 23, 2012

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