How to Find What You Need in a Magnolia TX Home Versus What You Want

When planning to purchase a home in Magnolia and Tomball TX, there are dozens of factors to consider. From the number of bedrooms and square footage to the location and proximity to entertainment, a homebuyer’s mind can become foggy quite quickly! Of course it is your intention to find the perfect home for you, but it is not uncommon for the buying process to feel overwhelming— However, that doesn’t have to be the case!

Prioritizing your list of wants versus needs in a home can help you streamline the properties you are viewing in your Magnolia TX house hunt. So where do you start? Grab a notebook and a pen and sit down to review the following ideas that will assist you in finding exactly what it is you’re looking for in your next home, keeping in mind where to compromise and deciding what is non-negotiable.

Needs
– Specific number of bedrooms
– Specific number of bathrooms
– Suitable square footage
– Eat-in kitchen or dining area
– Backyard for kids or pets
– Family-friendly neighborhood
– Proximity to children’s school or within certain district
– Suitable commute time

Wants
– Specific paint color
– Specific flooring type, such as hardwood floors or carpet
– Pool
– Jacuzzi
– Modern light fixtures
– Trendy home features, such as barn doors or wood beams
– Skylights
– Beautiful views

Use the above suggestions to create your own list of wants and needs for your future Magnolia TX area home, adding in those items that are most important to you. If it is cosmetic, it’s often a want, not a need. If it is necessary to allow your family to live comfortably, it’s often a need, not a want.

Remember, you may not always be able to find every want item in a home in Magnolia and Tomball—depending on your budget—but setting realistic expectations can make your life much easier as a homebuyer! Give me a call today for more information about the local real estate market and a list of available homes in the area!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Pam Sitterly
RE/MAX VINTAGE
Phone: (281) 723-0324
Email: [email protected]

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