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House hunting can be both exciting and frustrating. You should plan on seeing at least 10 homes before buying one. To make your search easier and faster, browse properties on the Internet. You can do so on my real estate home page. Clickon the "Search For Homes" link and you will have access to the same data as Realtors from Burbank to Thousand Oaks in Los Angeles County. For Ventura County Property information ,click on the link "Here" on my homepage. This information is up-to-date and accurate. Other real estate websites do not provide up-to-date data and lag behind my site.
The Internet is a quick way to see whether the houses that are currently available meet the following critical criteria: are they in the right location, with the right features and at the right price. If you find after your search on my website that few properties meet your needs, you may want to readjust your criteria – change the location, features, price – to increase your chances of finding a house that works for you. If you have any difficulties in this initial search, feel free to contact me for assistance. Homes can become available instantly and I'm always the most current resource for up-to-the minute information on new home listings.
Once you know what you want, where you want it and what you can afford, it’s time to start looking for a real estate agent or Realtor so that you can see different houses for yourself. Before you and an agent/Realtor go to the homes, it's a good idea to put together a checklist of things that you’ve decided ahead of time are important qualities of your future home.
This might include:
- Is there enough room for your family to grow in the house?
- Is the house structurally sound?
- Is the house in move-in condition or will it need work?
- Is it close enough to everyday needs, such as grocery stores, schools, work?
- Will you feel safe here?
- Do any appliances included in the home work?
- Is the yard right for your needs?
- Do you like the floor plan?
- Is there enough storage?
- Will you be happy in this house in winter, summer, spring, fall?
You may also want to take some exterior and interior photos of each house you visit so that you can keep track of its pros and cons.