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Art & Debbie DeBrito

Colorado Springs, CO
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Balancing Your Needs With Your Wants

Home Buying Process

1. Do You Have A Home To Sell
2 Balancing Your Needs With Wants
3 How Much Can I Afford
4 Finding Neighborhoods
5 Its Time For A Home Search
6 Making An Offer
7 Negotiating The Purchase
8 What Are All These Deadlines
9 Before You Close
10 Closing The Deal
11 After Closing On Your Home

If you have decided to purchase a new home, congratulations on your decision. This is the first step on building equity. Home ownership is a large portion of America's savings plan.

There are many steps to the home purchase process and the first one is to determine your needs. Check out our pages of tips on buying a home to get more ideas. Look especially at our checklist to help you determine your wants and your needs in a home.

There is a reason you are looking for a home. Whether you want to end the cycle of making rent payments, or there has been a lifestyle change, these all factor into why you are looking. This step will help you clarify exactly what you are looking for and help you to better determine what you want in a home. This step will provide you with a rough sketch of your new home.

Do you have a thought of what your next home would look like? What features you desire? Write these down too! Use the checklist link above to separate your wants from your needs. It would be nice if you could find a home with everything you want, but in reality it is a game of give and take or substitution. For example, you may end up substituting a corner lot for an extra bedroom. It is best to know what is essential and what is optional. List them in order of priority.

Performing these steps will allow you to see a much clearer picture of what you want in a home.

Have Questions? Contact Us! anytime!

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