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Important questions to consider when buying your next Raleigh, NC home

What are some questions a buyer should ask when deciding upon the home search criteria for purchasing a home in the Raleigh, North Carolina area? Here is a list that will help you define and narrow your home search for your ideal home:

What is your ideal location? In that regard, what is your ideal commute time?

Are schools important? Which schools do you prefer? Do you need the Marti Hampton team to assist with providing information regarding schools?

What are you looking for in a neighborhood?

What is the approximate size lot you would like to have?

What style of home are you interested in?

What types of siding will you consider?

Are there any restrictions for steps?

Do you want a porch? Do you want a deck?

Do you want a fenced yard?

Do you have a style of home that you would like? (i.e., Colonial, Ranch, Traditional, Bungalow, Cape Cod, Charleston, Contemporary, etc.)

How big is your ideal home? Approximate square footage?

What type of flooring do you prefer?

In general, how should the interior look? (e.g. open, cozy, new age, etc.)

How should your home make you feel when you are in it?

When others visit your home, what do you want your home to portray?

What are your likes and dislikes as far as the general interior of your home?

Seems like a lot of questions to ask, doesn’t it? All these and more will help to define the ideal home for you and make the home search process easier.

Questions such as these will allow the serious home buyer to restrict the home search process and make it easier to not feel you have to look on the internet for every Raleigh, NC home that is actively being marketed. Currently there are over 16,000 active or contingent listings in the Triangle Multiple Listing Service, so it is important to narrow down your search criteria. After you’ve thought about the questions above, visit the new Advanced MLS Search on so you can search and find the home that fits your needs.

Speaking of searching for Raleigh area homes, did you know that you can find homes before they go on MLS? Here is our team’s ‘Coming Soon’ listings for the week:

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