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Your Dream Home Checklist

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If you are in search of your dream home in Edmonton or the surrounding area, you will want to get a pen and paper to jot down the requirements for your home. Once you begin touring homes, you may find several that fit a few of your needs or desires; however, you may forget that you long for the sun to enter into your bedroom every morning to start your day.

You should write down the requirements that you must find and then the ones that you can live without but would like to find in your new home as well. This will not only help you as you tour homes, but will also help your real estate agent create a list of homes that meet your needs.

Features of your dream home

Write down the requirements first such as how many bedrooms, if you need a two car garage, and if you want the home close to schools for the kids. Now, onto the features you would love in your dream home that may not be requirements but would be nice such as on a lake, nearby parks, or a community with a fitness center. While you are considering your dream home it is a good idea to consider if you desire a single family home with a yard or a maintenance free condo. Consider both the features you desire as well as your spouse and list them in order of priority.

Neighborhood Requirements

Not only do you want to find the perfect retreat with your new dream home, but you also will want to make sure you find the perfect surroundings. You may wish to be in center of the action in the downtown area or far from the city with beautiful scenic views. You may wish a single family home where the kids can walk to school, close to a jogging trail, or even nearby a lake so you can enjoy fishing. On the other hand, you may not mind having neighbors close such as you would with a condo if it is located nearby your favorite venues.

House Condition

There’s nothing worse than moving into your dream home only to find out that it is in need of major repairs or that the essential systems like heating or cooling don’t work well or at all. Not only can this ruin the new home experience for you and your family, but it can put a serious strain on your budget to make the necessary repairs. Water leaks in the roof, siding, or foundation are the most important pitfalls to watch out for because they can go unnoticed for a long time and cause major damage that is costly to repair. We recommend contacting an experienced contractor like Tredent Contracting Services to inspect your property before you buy to make sure you don’t have to face these problems down the road.