How to Search Out the Best Home Listing for Your Family

If you are currently searching for a home for your family, you might have already looked at a lot of real estate listings.  Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find a nice home for you and your loved ones, sometimes nothing seems just right.  Below are a few tips that can help you find the perfect home listing, so you can find your family's dream home.Delray Beach Single Family Home.png

1) Write Down a List

It is a good idea to sit down and talk to your family about what everyone wants out of the new Delray Beach home.  Then, you can make a list of certain things you want to look for, such as big closets, lots of cabinets in the kitchen, or a big backyard for your dog.   You should also rate these things so you can concentrate on the "can't live without" items.

2) Come Up with a Budget

Before you even start looking at homes, it is a good idea to come up with a budget.  Then, you can help ensure you don't start looking at homes that your family cannot afford.  Additionally, you want to get a mortgage pre-approval,  so you are ready to move quickly once you find the home you want.  Make sure you research your mortgage options and find out if you are eligible for any special programs such as the low VA mortgage rates.  Be sure to confer with your bank, lender, and broker as well.  You want your new home to tick as many boxes as possible and still stay within budget. 

3) Choose the Right Location

The location of your new home is important.  You'll naturally want to choose a neighborhood that is safe.  However, you and your family might have other preferences as well.  You may want to find a home that's located in the heart of the city, or has a few school options nearby, or you should talk to a local realtor so you can find a house that's located in your ideal area.  Talk to your family members about what their preferences are so you can choose a home that you will all love. 

4) Make Sure It's the Right Size

The size of the home you purchase is also important.  You obviously want to make sure there is enough space for your entire family to be comfortable, but you probably don't want to buy a home that is bigger than what your family needs.  This can lead to higher purchase and ownership costs, and can be more difficult to keep clean and keep well-maintained. 

As you can see, there are quite a few steps you can take to help you find the best home for your family.  Whether you are looking for a condo near the beach, or a Boca Raton single family home, these simple steps can help get you started.

Katy Moraskie
Katy Moraskie
Agent/Realtor-DELRAY BEACH
5155 W. Atlantic Ave Suite E/F Delray Beach FL 33484