4 Questions to Ask Before House Hunting

taking notes, house keysStarting the search for a new home can be a daunting task. It involves researching schools and communities, making lists of your new home’s must-haves, and analyzing your finances to determine what’s in your budget. And that’s before you get started! The Premier Group is here to make house hunting easier. Before you start looking for a new house, ask yourself these questions.

Why Do I Want to Move?

Is your family expanding? Do you want to move closer to the city (or farther away)? Are you tired of the layout of your current house? Answering these questions will reveal the deal breakers to keep in mind when hunting for a new house.

What’s My Budget?

This isn’t a question you can answer alone. Before starting your home search, sit down with a bank representative or mortgage broker to see if you qualify for a loan, and if so, how much. Communicate your budget to your real estate agent so you don’t overextend your finances.

What’s My Ideal Location?

Once you figure out where you want to live, it’s time to determine the location. Would you rather live amid trendy shops and restaurants or on a quiet cul-de-sac where your kids can play? Do you have transportation, or do you need public transit nearby? Keep in mind that you may have different needs in a few years than you do today.

What’s My Timeline?

If you need to move ASAP, you may have to compromise on your home wish-list. If you have longer to look, you can wait for that ideal house with an open floor plan and a park within walking distance.

Finding the right home takes time and attention, but you don’t have to do it on your own. Contact The Premier Group for personalized assistance in finding your ideal home in Cherokee or Fulton County.