How You Can Make Your Dream Home A Reality

All of us have our own dream home. The majority of us are working very hard to make this into a reality.


Here are a few pointers to remember to make this dream a reality. To start with, you might want to make a list, make it specific, of all the attributes that you want in a home. Attributes can include architectural designs that you like. Some architectural designs include modern or post modern, you may also include how you want your window to look or how your entrance areas will look.


Perhaps, it is better to take note of your own interests as you plan your future home. For example, you are a fitness buff, then a small gym would be good to have. Adding a mini bar or a basement game room can be added if you enjoy having friends around.


A simple breakfast space is ideal if you usually eat your breakfast by yourself. A detailed list can include your desired number of bedrooms, bathrooms or whether you want to have a library added or perhaps a theater. For those who opt for buying their dream house rather than having it built from scratch, looking online will be a great start. However, those online listings are not comprehensive or is not available for the public unless a realtor already has the listing on a website or on a business blog. For this reason, it is a good idea to search these realtor websites. Or better yet, why not hire a real estate agent?


Having a realtor who will guide you through the entire process is good because most often than not they have a complete list of houses put up for sale that are not listed online. When choosing a real estate agent, pick one with a good track record. If he shows you photographs of different properties, visiting these properties personally is ideal. The reason behind this is self explanatory. Many of the homes for sale only have front elevation photos. There are even some properties that don’t even have a single photo. And then there are those that are products of photoshop. There are many software available today that can edit photos to remove those unappealing features and only show those that are appealing. Thus, when you visit these properties yourself, you will be able to tell whether what you see in the picture is true or not.


If you are planning to buy a house in a specific area, then it would be best to consult an agent who focuses on a particular area. The area expert will not just provide you with information about the home, but also a demographic information of the said area, crime reports, and other important information on the locality. The ownership costs is something that you should also look into. Limiting yourself only to mortgage and utilities is not ideal.


Include all expenses like property taxes, maintenance and repair expenses, insurance and some other costs related to the buying of the property. Compute your level of affordability for the home.

Do you plan to buy Las Vegas homes? Your dream house may be one of those Las Vegas real estate properties up for sale. Get online and start looking!

About the author

Sherry Fields Sherry Fields has been working in real estate since 2002. Working with the development team for the Hilton Garden Inn gave her strategic information on the commercial real estate market in Missoula. Broadening her scope she moved into the residential market and earned the designation SFR in short sales and foreclosures. Currently affiliated with Prudential Montana Real Estate, she works with both buyers and sellers "building relationships so you can buy & sell with confidence". Sherry Fields has recently earned the CREN designation - Certified Real Estate Negotiator. While price is a large part of negotiation - it is also about timing everything from the closing date to inspections, appraisals, home insurance - and it is about negotiating items that can show up in home inspections to achieve a mutually acceptable outcome.

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