What to Look for When Buying a Home

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What to Look for When Buying a Home

August 15, 2020

There’s a lot that goes into choosing a home, ranging from physical aspects such as size and location to more ephemeral elements, such as the feel you get from a home. Thus, when looking at homes in Peyton CO, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you want from a new home. We think you’ll find everything you’re looking for in our various Creekstone Homes.

Start off your search with a list of the things you must have, the things you’d like to have, and the things you definitely don’t want. Think carefully about what goes in each category, because you might think an item isn’t a must-have until you don’t have it and then you find yourself frustrated and annoyed. However, this list is meant to be a guideline rather than a hard-and-fast description of your perfect home. Still, by putting your wishes down on paper, it does help you get a better idea of what you’re willing to live with and without.

Typically, must-have items are the bare basics like the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, fenced yard or size of yard, and things like a semi-finished basement that provides additional room and storage. The location could be just as important, depending on commute times or schools. These should be your deal-breaker items, so that if a home doesn’t meet these basic needs, you can forget about it and move on.

Things you’d like to have is a broader category of things that would really sell the home for you, such as wood floors, a study/home office, kitchen island, walk-in pantry, covered porch, etc. Keep in mind that even if a home doesn’t have these items right now, there may be the potential to add a desired feature without too much cost or difficulty. In this category, you may want to rank the importance of certain features to help you make up your mind.

In the things-you-don’t-want category, this is where you list unacceptable locations/schools, busy streets, prices beyond your comfort level, or even the layout of the home, such as all of the bedrooms upstairs if you need an owner’s suite on the main level for accessibility.

Ultimately, as you tour available homes, think about how the home actually feels to you. There are some homes that look great online, but when you get inside, they’re just missing something. Other homes that you may not have been excited about can suddenly win you over as soon as you step inside. Be open minded, get a feel for how the house flows, and make sure the areas in the home that are most important to you feel right, both in terms of function and style. For example, the kitchen is often the hub of the home, so you probably want one that allows you to cook easily, but also one that lets you spend time with the kids after school, do fun little projects, or chat with friends over a glass of wine.

At Creekstone Homes, we understand the things that people consistently find most important in a home and we strive to build homes that meet these needs and more. Our kitchens make chefs and moms happy, and our homes are built to be healthy and energy efficient, creating a space where you want to spend time with family and friends. If you’re in the market for homes in Peyton CO, contact us today to learn more about our unique approach to building homes and our understanding of what people want in a home, especially in these crazy days. From bonus rooms to community gardens, we think our homes will tick your boxes.

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