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How to Find the Perfect Home

by Tracy Vanoncini 07/22/2020

Photo by Yavyav via Shutterstock

Whatever your priorities are, before you take on the purchase of a home, answer these questions for yourself:

  • Why do you want to purchase a house? Is it for financial reasons? Is it less expensive than paying rent? Until you’re certain about your reasons for buying, take it slow and make a plan. It’s your money, your time and your effort that goes into maintaining a home. Buying for the wrong reasons leads to buyers’ remorse and dissatisfaction.
  • Where do you want to own a home? Is extra land important to you? Or, do you want to be near other family members? Farther away? Can your lifestyle support the commute? Buying a house that requires an extensive commute changes your life in ways you may not foresee. Moving away from friends, entertainment and shopping areas you enjoy can tarnish the pleasure of a new home. Pick your location based on what you want most, even if it means a smaller house or less land.
  • What type of home do you want? Do you prefer a maintenance-free condominium with a view? A single-family home in an HOA-controlled neighborhood? A townhouse with an attached garage and street-level entry? Be clear about what living style suits you. If hearing the neighbor’s alarm clock raises your stress level, a flat-style condominium or attached townhome might not be the best option for you. A duplex with only adjoined garages could fit the bill nicely though. Let your agent know which things are deal-breakers and which are merely preferences.

Once you decide, with absolute certainty, what you want, you can set about finding just the right home in the best location at the correct time and for the optimal price. When it’s right, you’ll know it. Start by finding the right agent. Reach out today for a consultation.

About the Author
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Tracy Vanoncini

With passion and drive, I listen to my clients needs and partner with them to fulfill their real estate dreams. Having a background in marketing, sales, and design has enabled me to resolve complex problems, generate creative solutions, and negotiate the best price for each of my clients. I pride myself in delivering excellent customer service through hard work, communication, extensive local research, and innovate marketing. With a positive outlook and focused attention, I build long-term relationships and provide personalized solutions that are specific to my client's situation.

As a Peninsula Bay Area resident for over 25 years, I have lived in Los Altos, Mountain View, and Palo Alto.  I've been actively involved in my communities and currently volunteer for our schools, youth sports, and local charities. If you are looking to buy your first home (or third), sell your existing property for top dollar, or invest in real estate, I want to help you achieve your goals.