In This Chapter
• Determining your wants and your needs in a home
• Identifying the different types of homes
• Figuring out how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need
• Looking at the land
• Checking out the neighborhood
Although it happens, most people don’t just wake up one day and say, “I think I’ll buy a new house.” The decision is usually the result of one or more changes in your life. In some cases, the catalyst may be a change in your employment situation—you accepted a new job, you were promoted and received a sizeable pay increase, you were transferred to a new city, or your apartment lease is due to expire in a few months. In other cases, the number of family members in your home is increasing or decreasing. These ...