Yes – it’s cold and snowy outside and here you are, all bundled up and looking for a house! When you make a decision to move, there is usually something specific you are looking for – maybe more than one thing. Here are some things to remember.

  1. A winter house may look completely different come spring. Try to put on your virtual reality glasses and look past the brown (or white) grass, the dead looking trees and bushes, and the lack of color.
  2. Make a list of what’s important to you in a home. Why? Because, no matter what season it is, these are the things are important year round.
    1. Does your family have an active lifestyle? If so, you will want storage for you gear – skis, ATV’s, motorcycles, hiking gear, etc.
    2. Is tech important to you? If so, you may want to know whether or not the home you are looking at is capable of utilizing the things you need. Do you want a home that already has all of the wiring you need or are you prepared to have it installed afterwards? Perhaps you would want to obtain a bid from a professional who could bring the home up to your standards? Is higher speed internet available?
    3. Do you work at home? If so, do you have special needs in regard to office space?
    4. Kids? Are the bedrooms big enough? Are there enough bedrooms? Do you need a big yard?
    5. Do you love cooking? The gourmet cook in your family is going to go straight to the kitchen and may base their decision on a home on just this one room! Is it adequate?
    6. Do you need a big yard or a small one?
    7. What floorplan makes you happy? An open, family style kitchen/dining/living room combo? Or do you like more private areas in your home?
  3. What’s the “thing” that motivated you to move?
  4. WHERE do you want to live? Is there a particular area that draws you? Is there a specific school district you need to be in? Does that area accommodate your lifestyle?
  5. List 5 things you do NOT want in a home?

 

By doing this, it will help you to get past the winter blahs that set in when every house on the block is white!

Vicky – 208.830.2050

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