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Home Buyer’s Checklist

  1. Determine how much house you can afford-Your lender decides what you can borrow but you decide what you can afford. Lenders are careful, but they make qualification decisions based on averages and formulas. They won’t understand the nuances of your lifestyle and spending patterns quite as well as you do. So, leave a little room for the unexpected – for all the new opportunities your home will give you to spend money, from furnishings, to landscaping, to repairs. Deciding how much you can afford should involve some careful attention to how your financial profile will change in the upcoming years. In the long run, your own peace of mind and security will matter most.
  2. Create your home wish list-Before the home search begins, we will want to understand as much as possible about the features and amenities you desire. To help us better serve you, analyze what you want and what you need in a home’s features and amenities.
      • Age: Do you prefer historic properties, or newer ones?
      • Style: Do you have a special preference for ranches, bungalows, or another style of construction?
      • Bedrooms: How many?
      • Bathrooms: How many? Are they updated?
      • Living and Dining Areas: A traditional, formal layout, or a more open, contemporary plan?
      • Stories: How many?
      • Square feet: How much space?
      • Ceilings: How high?
      • Kitchen: How big? Recently updated? Open to other living areas?
      • Storage: Big closets, a shed, an extra-large garage?
      • Parking: A garage or carport? Room for how many cars?
      • Extras: Attic or basement?
      • Consider The Amenities You Desire Such As: Office, Play/exercise room, Security system, Sprinkler system, Workshop/Studio , In-law suite, Fireplace, Pool , Hot tub, Sidewalk , Wooded lot , Patio, deck, or porch , Laundry room
    1. Location, location, location-Where you buy not only affects the home’s current and future value, but it also affects your lifestyle. We can better help you conduct a more targeted home search if you outline your preferences in neighborhoods and nearby amenities. Here’s a checklist of items you should consider.
      1. Urban, suburban or rural
      2. Commute time
      3. School districts
      4. Desirable neighborhoods
      5. Proximity to the airport
      6. Proximity to restaurants and retail
      7. Access to major highways and thoroughfares
      8. Access to public transportation
      9. Health care facilities
      10. Parks and recreation
      11. Length of time you plan to live in the home (Your agent should be knowledgeable about growth trends and projections that could affect your investment.)


Scott strikes a rare and perfect balance between being professional yet still personable. Not only was Scott able to immediately understand and find what I was looking for in a property, but his keen business sense was an incredible asset that allow me to feel calm and confident throughout the process. Plus, Scott’s strong grasp of the Austin housing market enabled me to make a solid investment which continues to impress
- Mary Olivar
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