Daydreaming About a One Level Home in MD? Is About Your Wants and Needs


My knowledge of our community and the love of my job assisting families find their dream homes is what drives me everyday. When it comes to finding one level homes, like ramblers and ranchers. I understand exactly why some people need stairs-free living.  I have been able to place many buyers in the perfect one level home over the years, this is not a job for me but a passion that has become a rewarding career to bring a solution to persons that want their master bedroom to be on the main level.  For this very reason, I research the latest information that will help me service my clients every single.


Today, I would like to talk to you about Daydreaming About a One Level Home in MD?


In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.


If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to have in your new home. Many new homebuyers fantasize about the amenities that they see on television or Pinterest, and start looking at the countless homes listed for sale through rose-colored glasses.


Do you really need that farmhouse sink in the kitchen in order to be happy with your home choice? Would a two-car garage be a convenience or a necessity? Could the ‘man cave’ of your dreams be a future renovation project instead of a make-or-break right now?


The first step in your home buying process should be to get pre-approved for your mortgage. This allows you to know your budget before you fall in love with a home that is way outside of it.


The next step is to list all the features of a home that you would like, and to qualify them as follows:


- ‘Must Haves’ – if this property does not have these items, then it shouldn’t even be considered. (ex: distance from work or family, number of bedrooms/bathrooms)

- ‘Should Haves’ – if the property hits all of the ‘must haves’ and some of the ‘should haves,’ it stays in contention but does not need to have all of these features.

- ‘Absolute Wish List’ – if we find a property in our budget that has all of the ‘must haves,’ most of the ‘should haves,’ and ANY of these, it’s the winner!


Bottom Line

Having this list fleshed out before starting your search will save you time and frustration, while also letting your agent know what features are most important to you before starting to show you houses in your desired area.


Just remember, for someone to help you buy a home, he/she must have a vast working knowledge of the local real estate market. This includes the latest pricing trends, neighborhood changes, economical conditions based on local facts and figures, real estate law, financing strategy, insurances and negotiation techniques. 





For that reason and many more, it is imperative that you take your time in finding the right real estate professional that connects with you. 

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