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By : Hubert Miles    99 or more times read
We have all heard the expression "dream home" but what exactly constitutes a dream home. Generally, a dream home is defined as a home that perfectly meets all the needs of its inhabitants. Below are a few tips to make finding your dream home easier.

1. Define what your dream home is

Write down everything you need in a home and be specific. If you need a large kitchen, a fireplace in the den, four bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms write that down. The more specific you can be the better.

2. Know your desired location

Define where you want to live. Are you looking to live in town or in the country? What section of town do you desire most? What about proximity to schools and area businesses? All of these will help you narrow your search and become laser focused on your goal.

3. Seek the help of a seasoned Realtor

An experienced Realtor brings years of knowledge about the local market to the table. They have great insight on the local market and can help you find your dream home. This experience can be worth it's weight in gold.

4. Look at more than one property

Visit many open houses in the area to get a general idea of what is on the market and what the asking prices are. Any houses you find that meet your parameters schedule time to thoroughly examine the houses to determine if you would like to make an offer. Make multiple offers contingent on the home inspection. Schedule the inspections and review the inspector's findings. Don't jump at the first thing you see and be patient.

5. Examine the good verses bad of each property

Write down any pros and cons for each property and review them against your original list of dream home attributes. If you are have a budget in mind as far as monthly payment and down payment write each down for each property under the pros or cons side.

Closing Comments on Dream Homes

Following this process will help to make buying your dream home a lot easier. By doing your homework ahead of time, you'll spend less time looking for a property and more time preparing to close the sale.

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