Dawson Springs real estate shopping is fun.When you start thinking about buying Dawson Springs real estate, you might wonder how you’ll know when you’ve found The One. We’ve found that it’s one part intuition and at least two parts good planning. So here is our list of how to know you’re in your next Dawson Springs home.

First, you have to start with setting your budget. While this isn’t great fun, you won’t regret taking the time to assess your finances. This means you’ll only look at houses that you can afford. It’s best not to fall in love with something out of your reach, because then you just feel dissatisfied with the homes you can comfortably afford.

Think about Current and Future Needs for Your Next Dawson Springs Home

Then you should think about what your current needs are, and you should have an idea of how long you expect to live in the house you’re shopping for. For instance, how long a commute are you willing do deal with every day? How long are you willing to drive for groceries, your doctor and dentist, and going out to eat? There are several sites online you can use to find out about nearby amenities. If you’re thinking of having a kid or two in the near future, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough room for them. A yard is another important feature to many families. How are the local public schools? Strong schools usually point to a good neighborhood, so you want to check them out whether or not you think you’ll use them.

As you start touring Dawson Springs real estate, you need to make sure any house you consider has good bones. Insist on a home inspection. Try to look past purely cosmetic issues, like paint and flooring. On the other hand, make sure you have the money to do repairs or renovations if you think they will be necessary.

It’s a good idea to see several houses before making a decision. Very often you’ll refine your “must have” list when you see what’s really on the market. Make time to discuss your impressions of each home you visit with your partner, if you have one, or with a trusted friend. It’s always a good idea to get another person’s opinion.

All of this thinking and refining will help you know when you walk in to your next home. Please give our office a call so we can help you get started on the process!