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It can be tempting to jump into your first home purchase without considering the real-life implications of the long-term commitment you are making, but there are some things you should know before you buy. To help ease you into this new stage of life, we’ve put together a list of five tips to help you find the perfect home that will fit your needs and your lifestyle now and in the years to come. Whether you’re ready to search right away or want to wait until the weather warms up again, read on to find out how to make your house search as fun and stress-free as possible.

How can I find homes in my price range?

One of the first things you should do is determine your maximum budget. This is the most important piece of information that you need to know when looking for a home, and it will help narrow your search. If you’re not sure about what houses are in your price range, try looking at homes for sale in your area on Zillow or Redfin and sorting them by price. Once you have an idea of what homes fall within your budget, start browsing the internet for listings.

What kind of house will be most comfortable for me?

To determine which house type is best for you, think about what you want and need in a home. Consider the following:

  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
  • Do you want to live in a single-family or multifamily dwelling?
  • Do you want an attached or detached garage? A basement? Would you like your home to have one level or two levels? Once you know these things about yourself, it will be easier to decide on a house that suits your needs.

Where should I live?

With the wide variety of homes available on the market, this is a tough question. But there are some things you can do before you start looking that will help narrow your search and help you find the home of your dreams. One way to decide where you want to live is by visiting neighborhoods or communities in person. So get out there. Drive around, visit parks, chat with people at local restaurants, and stop at shops and businesses. Ask yourself: Do I like the look and feel of this place? Is it close to my job? What’s the crime rate like here? Is this neighborhood kid-friendly?