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Finding the Right Home in the Clearwater, Florida Area

When searching a home, you may not know exactly where to begin so it’s important to know some of the primary factors when you are trying to find that perfect home in Clearwater Beach and the surrounding areas. That way, when you talk to your Clearwater REALTOR® you can narrow the search to be sure that you are getting everything you want and need from your new home.

Consider The Minimum Number of Bedrooms Needed

One of the most important factors to consider when you are narrowing down your choices in home is to determine how many bedrooms you will need. The concept of will need is extremely important. While you have a certain number of people as a part of your household now, you need to also keep in mind if you plan on adding to your family in the next several years.
Whether you plan to have more children or may have an elderly relative moving in with you, this will all factor into how many bedrooms you need in your new home. Think carefully about how many rooms you need and if nothing else, be sure to find a home that has at least one extra bedroom than the number you need for your current family size. It can be expensive and time consuming to have to sell and buy again, so better to think about this up front.


Set A Firm Maximum Price

Of course, your budget is another major factor in determining whether or not a certain home is the right one for you. Sit down with your spouse, partner and/or your financial planner and set a general...

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How Do I Know An Area Is Right For Me?

It is all well and good finding your perfect home, but it is important that you think about more than the actual foundations. Yes, a home may look and feel fantastic but you need to keep in mind that you're building a life here and that will go beyond your front door.

Even if you are moving just a few miles away you need to make sure that you research the home you are interested in and make sure it's perfect. The last thing you want to do is invest in a home (financially and emotionally) and then discover it isn't what you need.


Think About the Whole Family

Think about who is going to be living there and what they'll need. Try to think about the future too because hopefully you'll be living here for a long time. So, for example if you have very young children think about facilities for them as a teenager, public transport links to and from school and even try to research age ranges of people that live nearby.

Sit down as a family and have a chat about what you'd like from an area and take it from there.

Do Your Research

The good news is that these days, doing research into an area you are interested in living in is easier than ever. There are all sorts of websites you can use to research crime rates, educational facility performance and much more. You can use this to compare between where you want to live and where you live now. If there is more than one home you are interested in then this type of information could ...

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