Home Buying Mistake #2 :
Not Defining and Prioritizing Your Lifestyle and Financial Goals
There is an old expression in
business that says that for every one hour of planning/preparation you'll
save eight hours of time. The same is often true when searching for and
buying a home.
There are literally hundreds of variables when choosing a home. Lifestyle
choices are almost endless--your view, the house style, the location, and the
neighborhood--the list goes on. The key is to involve all the decision makers
in defining not only what you are looking for in a home but also the
priorities of those choices.
It's not uncommon for a couple to be looking at homes for weeks or months and
then discover that they have not yet mutually agreed on exactly what they are
looking for and what compromises they are willing to make. This can be very
Although it's unlikely that you can think of every element of your dream
home, the very process of defining your search criteria and prioritizing your
objectives will better focus your initial search and potentially save you
lots of time. A well-defined search process will also help you avoid buying a
home that is missing some important features you want.
Of course, your lifestyle goals must be balanced with your financial goals.
Take the time before you start a serious home search to better define your
goals (both short term and long-term) and you'll find the home buying process
will go much smoother.
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