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October 14, 2012

If the House Fits…II

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

The previous post spotlighted the importance of ‘trying on’ a home before plunking down your hard earned greenbacks for the property. During that introductory course, several important criteria were introduced to steer you onto the road of home buying success. To keep you moving forward smoothly, here’s a follow-up set of guidelines that will help you discover a home that’s you all the way.

Love the Layout, or Leave It.  As you look through your crystal ball, do you see a few extra mouths to feed? If you’re planning to expand your family, you definitely want a home that can accommodate the population increase. Sufficient square footage, of course, is a high priority. But size isn’t everything. You’ll also want to make sure the home’s features are in line with your growing household. What’s the bedroom and bathroom count? Unless you don’t mind waiting barefoot in a cold hallway while junior completes tooth-brushing duties, make sure there are enough of these important rooms to go around. Same goes for closet space. Remember, these not only will be utilized for your fashionable attire, they’ll also be home to the million and one toys you’ll be purchasing over the coming years. Plan ahead.

How Does it Feel? Ever try on a pair of shoes that rival the Crown Jewels for beauty, only to discover they’re about as comfortable lead loafers?  The same can happen with a home. You might think your chosen property is the next best thing to Buckingham Palace, but it might prove the epitome of discomfort. To avoid this pitfall, make sure the house fully covers all of your comfort zones. For instance, is the home equipped with central air conditioning, or are you counting on sea breezes to get you through the sweltering summer?

OK, there’s some more for you to chew on. If you’d like additional info about trying on a home, feel free to reach out to me.  Or just fire your questions or comments into the box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want to be connected to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

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