Question: We want to buy a home here in Summit County but don’t know where to begin. My wife and I don’t seem to agree on what this house should be like. How do we get started?

 

Answer: Most homebuyers base their decision mainly on price and location, studies show. Other important elements are space, renovated kitchens and bathrooms, a home office, energy efficiency, and modern amenities. Although many of these elements can be added later, some buyers prefer to purchase a house that already contains what they want. When deciding what type of home to buy it can be helpful to make a list of both wanted and needed features in a home--this list, which can include any specialized features, can easily be generated by first considering unappealing aspects of the home. Buyers should give their real estate agent a copy of the list, and they should take a copy with them whenever they are out house hunting. Nonetheless, buyers often find themselves swayed by a house's ambiance and forgetful of their carefully constructed list. While atmosphere is important, to ensure a long-lasting happiness in the home, it is best for buyers to make sure it actually contains some of the features they want. Ó2008 Information.Inc.

For answers to your real estate questions, call Allison at 970-468-6800 or 1-800-262-8442. Email - [email protected] or visit their web site at www.SummitRealEstate.com. Allison is a long time local in Summit County. Summit Real Estate – The Simson/Nenninger Team is located at the Dillon Ridge Marketplace. Allison’s long-time residency and years of real estate experience can help you make the most of any buying or selling situation. She’s a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest designation awarded to a Realtor in the residential sales field.  Her philosophy is simple, whether buying or selling, she understands that the most important real estate transaction is yours.