Top Things to Look For When Buying a House


If you’re in the market to buy a home, you know how exciting it can be. Poring over new listings, layouts, lots and locations can be a fun pastime, but it also can be overwhelming at times. In order to get your search on track without going down too many rabbit holes, it’s important to have a good list of factors to follow. Here are some of the top things to look for when looking for an Auburn Bay homes for sale.

The Lot Size

When looking for a new home, one thing that you’ll want to consider is the lot size that you are buying as well. While the pictures of the inside of the house may look amazing, the yard may be nonexistent. If you have kids, pets or just love to have some space in the privacy of your own yard for grilling, lounging and having fun, then you’ll need to make sure the lot size has room for all those things you like. More and more, builders are packing homes into smaller lot sizes to maximize profits, so if a larger yard is something you’re wanting, you may want to have a goal of what size works for you.

The Location

While the lot size is important, what’s even more important is where the lot/home is located. The truth is you can change almost everything about your house once it’s been built, but what you can’t change about is where it’s built – without having to move again. If you’re looking for your forever home, you first should find a location that suits all the needs of your family. Do you prefer a view? Do you want to be in a neighborhood with younger families, older families, closer to shopping, more remote?  Once you’ve figured out your location, it can help to narrow down your home search quite drastically.

The Floor Plan

One of the next most important things to consider is the floor plan of the house you’d like to buy. How many bedrooms do you need? How many bathrooms? Do you prefer a large great room, dining room or kitchen? Do you need a home office? Do you like big basements? Square footage is something to consider, but a good floor plan can make great use out of square footage without adding too much to the cost. Look at pictures of homes and go walk through homes to be able to find a floor plan you think would work for you.