When You’re Ready to Buy…
Whether you’re purchasing your first home, or you’ve purchased many, buying a home is one of the most exciting experiences of your life. Adrian will guide you through so you can start the process feeling confident and prepared and thereby make the most informed decisions.
Considering what you want and need out of your home will help you narrow down your home search as well.
What neighborhood do you want to live in?
How many bedrooms do you need?
Knowing your preferences can help with filtering out homes that don’t fit your criteria.
Knowing your budget up front helps you focus your search and can save you both time and stress. Talking to a mortgage professional can help you to determine your buying power. They can help you to find out how much you can afford, how much you should put towards a down payment, and can walk you through loan options and other costs or fees associated with purchasing a home.
Adrian started his career in the mortgage industry and is well versed in the mortgage process. He understands your needs and can help you find a professional for your individual situation.
Once you have some idea of what you are looking for, below is a checklist of other important questions to consider:
What schools will my child attend?
Where are they located?
What are their test results?
Do they have the special programs necessary for my child?
How will my child get to school? If needed, is a school bus available to this location?
How far is it to work?
How long am I willing to commute?
Are there optional routes to take to work?
If necessary, is public transportation available and convenient?
What is the immediate neighborhood like?
Is it well kept?
How is traffic?
Are shopping facilities convenient?
How close are hospitals and/or medical centers?
Are houses of worship close?
Are police and fire protection adequate?
If important to you, how close is the airport?
What recreational facilities are close by?
Golf, Community Centers, Country Clubs, Tennis, Parks, Fitness Centers
What children’s activities are close by?
Kids Scouts, Dancing, Martial Arts, Swimming, Music Schools, Gymnastics, Sports
Are there children in the neighborhood?
Are movies, libraries, museums and other event locations available?
Homeowner’s Association & Neighborhood
Does the Homeowner’s Association provide recreational facilities such as:
Golf, Tennis, Clubhouse, Swimming Pool, Playgrounds
Can I live with their rules and regulations?
What are their dues?
Is the community well planned and well run?
Are there protective zoning ordinances?
Is there any vacant land close by? If so, what is it zoned for?
Community is an essential part of family, of lifestyle, and of real estate.
Understanding local conditions is important when it comes to buying real estate, but the neighborhood you choose can have a dramatic impact on all other aspects of your life as well.
When it’s time to move, you need a representative on your side who has experience, market knowledge, and the confidence to help you select the best neighborhood for you.
Learn how Adrian can help you find your perfect home in the perfect area of South Florida.