Taking the time to develop a list of non-negotiable “must-haves” can be a beneficial practice to complete before physically looking into Tampa Bay home buying.
Brainstorm with some ideas of what you would need, write them down and then review before putting in any offers. This will help you avoid any impulse buying and regret.
Ask yourself what are you looking for in a home and what are the things you must have. What would be on your list? Here are some ideas:
- Home Office
- Home Type: Single Family, Multi-Family, Condo, Townhome
- 3 Car Garage
- Large Driveway
- Large Backyard/ Garden Area
- Bedrooms Upstairs
- Large Living Room
- Large Kitchen
- Number of Bedrooms/Bathrooms
- Storage Space
- School District
- Max Purchase Price
- Community Amenities
Try to find as many of the things on your shortlist as you can. Small compromises may not seem like that big of a deal at the time, but can really gnaw on you over a ten year period.
Here is a form from HUD you could print and fill out.
If you can get most of your wants and needs in a home, then you know you will be making a sound investment with little regrets down the road. Tampa Bay home buying can present you with a large variety of different customizations. What is your shortlist for your Tampa home purchase?