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Tips For Finding That Perfect Home

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When looking for a new home in Santa Fe or Tesque, you need to choose the right path. If you are a new homeowner, searching for your first home, getting on the right path can be very tricky and even confusing – especially when you begin touring homes. It can be quite confusing knowing exactly what you are looking for when it comes to choosing the home that best fits your needs.

Once you have searched homes online, or driven past them on the way to work, you will want to walk through them. Here are some great tips so you know exactly what you should look for on your first “walk-through”.

  1. Have a budget and stick to it. Be sure to know exactly how much home you can afford, how much you can place for a down payment, and what you can afford for a mortgage payment. Your realtor can assist you with gathering these numbers and help you understand which homes you should begin to consider.
  2. Make sure there are no cracks in the foundation on the exterior of the home, and on the ceilings or walls inside the home. This can mean the foundation is old and needs repair.
  3. Begin to make a comparison chart on each home you visit. If there are too many repairs, and you do not have the monetary means of fixing the home, it may not be the right choice.
  4. Ensure the home has everything you need. Make sure it has enough storage, ample closet space, a large enough kitchen for entertaining guests, a fenced yard for your dog or children – after all, this will be your home. Make sure you are comfortable with it’s location, room sizes, and yard space.

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