Looking for Your Dream Home? Know What You Want vs. What You Need
In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television orPinterest,and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.
Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?
The first step in your home buying process should be gettingpre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.
The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:
‘Must-Haves’ – if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms).
‘Should-Haves’ – if the property hits all of the ‘must-haves’ and some of the ‘should-haves,’ it stays in contention but does not need to have all of these features.
‘Absolute-Wish List’ – if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must-haves,’ most of the ‘should-haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!
Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.
Author:Jeffrey Lubell Phone: 703-999-8707 Dated: September 13th 2017 Views: 508 About Jeffrey: ...
I work full time in Real Estate. We created Your New Home Team to focus our energies in creating smooth transactions and utilizing technology, experience and team work. We are involved in our community and various charities. I grew up in McLean Virginia, attended Langley High School and graduated from James Madison University. We have had generations of family members involved in Real Estate in Northern Virginia for over 80 years. We love what we do and particularly enjoy building relationships and helping clients make the right decisions in purchasing or selling their New Home.
I have expertise in Tear Down/Rebuild, Custom Home Building, Land Development, Condo Conversions, Real Estate Investing and Traditional Real Estate transactions.
My wife, Ayda who joined in 2011 and became a multi-million dollar producer her first year . She brings a strong background in IT, Marketing, Teaching and Coaching which helps our clients in many unique ways through the different phases of a real estate transaction. We always create win-win situations and solutions with our real estate opportunities. For example: I work closely with Investors, Lenders and various builders. We can help maximize the value of your land/home or investments pending the opportunity and desired exit strategy.
We are consistently blessed to work with great clients and take pride in our honestly, integrity and overall business approach. We know every minute and every dollar counts when it comes to home purchases and/or selling so we strive to offer the best service and approach for our clients. We are consistently improving our systems, knowledge and experience to keep up with the technology, changing legal concerns and ever changing market trends and approaches in home sales.
Specializing in land use and sales provides us with additional insights and perspectives most agents don’t see or understand. If one is considering the purchase of a new home:
Do you fully understand you options with buying directly from a builder versus hiring a builder to construct and build exactly what you want in a home?
It may take a little longer to build you own home but the timing and arrangement may work in your favor on the sale side and the transition side with building your own home.
Did you know that by working directly with a builder, you take practically all the risk off the table for them thus allowing you the opportunity to create instant equity upon completion of your home?
We would love the opportunity to assist you in your New Home, Purchase, Sale or Build Out of a new home.
Tim Walsh specializes in New Home Building, construction and home sales. If you are looking for a way to create instant equity, building a home may be a great option. The challenge in Northern VA is often finding land to build your home. Tim locates land deals for new home construction or tear down and rebuild.
Tim has been in real estate for 15+ years and also works with various builders and investors.If you are looking to buy a New Home or Build a New Home, call the expert – Tim at 703-447-2236
"I could not be happier with my agents Ayda and Tim Walsh and the result of my home sale. From our very first meeting, they were professional, knowledgeable, prepared and lovely to work with. My special requests were always met with full cooperation and understanding and through their excellent help and guidance, I received an ideal offer from an all cash buyer within the first week of being listed for sale. The closing price on my unit was at a higher price per square foot than any other unit sold in my condominium! They were always accessible to me when needed day or night and I could not recommend them more to anyone in need of a fantastic real estate agent who can successfully guide one through a super stressful process.- Skyline Square Condos - Falls Church VA