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Your New Home Checklist When Searching for Homes in Colorado Springs


August 23, 2017

When you are searching for homes in Colorado Springs, there are many considerations to make. Given that you will be in the home for five to 10 years, you need to make sure it will accommodate your short term and long-term goals. There is much to think about but much of it you are already aware of! Just make sure you know where you can and can’t compromise, and it will help to make your search easier. Learn more about thinking forward to your next home, types of homes and importance of the home’s location and your commute.

Thinking Forward

First, as you are deciding what you need in a home, consider where you would like to be in the next five to ten years. Is there enough space in the home? What amenities do you need? Do you want a new home or one that requires some maintenance? It is also important to make sure you and the people you are living with are on the same page. While you might be on board for a fixer upper, others may not be. Before getting started on your search, you will need to get pre-approved by a mortgage lender. This will allow to see what you qualify for. From there, you can work with your realtor to help you find homes that are on your list. Review a complete list of home amenities and features for home buyers from The Balance on all considerations you can make.

Types of Homes

As you are making your considerations for what you would like in a home, it is important to also know what type of home you would like. First, would you like to live in a single-family home, or a condominium? Depending on which you buy and the area, keep in mind to ask about any homeowner’s association fees. Next, consider if you would like a ranch style, one-story home, or multiple. For some, one floor is all they need. But for others, it is important to have additional space. Last, there are a variety of styles available. From farmhouse and cottage to European and craftsman, decide what you want through the Huffington Post’s 10 home styles that are most popular around America.

Location and Commute

Location is more important than some take into consideration. While you might find your perfect home, if it’s going to add to your commute, you need to be sure you are willing to make that drive. For commuting, make sure you think about all of the places you commute to—not just work. Next, if you have children, make sure you do your research on the school systems to find a school that you are happy to send your children to.
As you begin your search for your new home, Marianne Farrell can help you define all the items in your checklist. As a premier realtor in Denver, she will be able to help you find your perfect home! Be sure you read Marianne’s top mistakes to avoid when looking for homes for sale in Colorado Springs. When ready to get started, contact Marianne Farrell at Berkshire Hathaway.