The very first thing to look for in a home are your wants. Does the home have everything you want. If you want a pool then don’t settle for a home without one. If you want walk-in closets, then make sure the home has them. One of the biggest mistakes buyers make is settling for a home that is missing some of the key components they want and then living to regret it once they move in. Just remember this, a leaky roof can be fixed easily, but adding a third bathroom can be very costly and time consuming.
Location is another consideration to make. You can’t move a house so make sure it’s located where you want it. Not just the city or area, but things like a cul-de-sac, dead end street, close to work, close to shops, gated or non-gated, school boundary, etc.