You are ready to buy your property in the country either as a home or a piece of land. The best way to begin is to let Dirt Road Realty help you
with the choices you need to make such as location, finance, style of home, setting for home or land, what you want from your home and your target times for purchase and moving
in. This is our specialty.
Location is a primary issue. Choosing your location can be complicated by financial concerns, but the following questions can help determine your needs:
Which town or towns would meet your needs? -- Neighborhoods and communities tend to retain their basic character and market value over a period of time.
Do you want easy access to parkways or rail transit?
Do you have a door-to-door travel time in mind?
Are school districts an issue?
Does the town need to be child-friendly on the weekends and school breaks?
Must the town provide good restaurants, shopping, movie theaters and hospitals?
As you begin to get serious, financial aspects come into play. Start by gathering information from your lender regarding the type of loans which are available and
the loan amount you will qualify for. A pre-approved mortgage is a necessary step. With this information in hand you can focus on the homes that are actually
available in your price range and in the location of your choice. When your dream home actually takes on style and dimensions, further choices and decisions take shape.
Do you envision an old country farmhouse, a colonial home, a log cabin, or a contemporary style? Something quaint or modern?
How large or small in square feet?
Do you want the home to be in move-in condition?
Do you enjoy home renovations yourself or would you rather hire a contractor?
How many bedrooms and bathrooms?
What about features such as a fireplace, pool, or large kitchen?
The setting for your property, whether land or home, completes your domain.
Do you want privacy?
How many acres would you like?
Do you want a village atmosphere where it is possible to walk to shops or do you want to be in the woods and not be able to see one neighbor?
Do you want a home on a hill top, near a lake, in the woods or on farmland?
You need to make a list of how you want to spend your time and what you want from your home -- do you want to garden, do you want to relax and read a book or do
you want the challenge of a real fixer-upper?
With your target dates in mind, let Dirt Road Realty knowledgeably guide you through all of these decisions and make your home buying experience productive and pleasant.
The results are better if you have good information and work with good people. We hope this site will help you gather the information you need to get moving in the
right direction on your first step to a new home.