A4HB Homebuyer's Blog

2.2.3 What is the Focused Home Search?

What is the Focused Home Search? Now that You Have the Specifics You have thought through your alternatives, abandoned unrealistic goals, and tackled the trade-offs. Now, you can focus with confidence on specific types of housing in targeted neighborhoods and communities. At last, the “focused home search” can begin. Perhaps you have decided to look for a house with at least a one car garage and 3 bedrooms in south Boulder. Or maybe a house with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in Louisville or Lafayette is more to your taste. On the other hand, your dream home might be a

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2.2.2 Tackle the Trade-off Decisions

Tackle the Trade-off Decisions Gathering Critical Information When you get serious about buying a home, you’ll tackle a series of trade-off decisions. They are often difficult, and sometimes agonizing. You’ll sort them out as you gather information from three areas of concern. Loan types and amounts you will qualify for. How much you can afford, what you are willing to spend, and the type of home you would like to buy. What types of housing are actually available, where they are located, and at what price? Bringing the Options into Focus First-time home buyers often experience some speed bumps in

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2.2.1 Locating Yourself in the Market

Locating Yourself in the Market Whether it takes you two days or two years to find a home, the search process involves two stages. The first step of the home search is locating yourself in the market. Once you’ve done that, then you can begin the focused home search. The location stage requires some significant soul searching and sometimes a reality check. Where Is My New Home? Often, the primary issue involved in “locating yourself in the market” is deciding on the physical location of the home. Even if there are no financial restraints, there will be questions regarding commuting

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