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Top 5 Items on a Grand Rapids Home Buying List


Top 5  Items on a Grand Rapids Home Buying List

What does your future home look like? Where is it located?

As you hunt down your dream home, consult this list to evaluate

properties and keep your priorities in the top of your mind.


Frtrightexteriorcloseup thumb 5 Crucial Items to Prepare a Grand Rapids Home Buying List


  1.  Neighborhoods

What neighborhoods do you prefer?

  2.   Schools

What school systems do you want to be near?

  3.  Transportation

How close must the home be to these amenities:

  • Public transportation                         
  • Airport
  • Expressway
  • Neighborhood shopping
  • Schools
  • Other


  4. Home Style

  • What architectural style(s) of homes do you prefer?
  • Do you want to buy a home, condominium, or townhome?
  • Would you like a one-story or two-story home?
  • How many bedrooms must your new home have?

  5. Home Condition

  • How many bathrooms must your new home have?
  • Do you prefer a new home or an existing home?
  • If you’re looking for an existing home, how old of a home would you consider?
  • How much repair or renovation would you be willing to do?
  • Do you have special needs that your home must meet?

    Important Home Features:

  • Front Yard
  • Back Yard
  • Garage(___cars)
  • Patio/Deck
  • Pool
  • Family Room
  • Formal Living Room
  • Formal Dining Room
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Finished Basement
  • Attic
  • Fireplace
  • Spa in Bath
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wall to wall carpet
  • Wood Floors
  • Great View

Give Terry a call when you are ready to look for your new home.  We can set up

a daily MLS search that can send new listings right to your inbox - no more searching - 

see the latest new listings that meet your criteria as soon as they arrive.



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Comment balloon 2 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • February 13 2011 03:34PM


This is so good.  I would like to repost it.


Posted by Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County! (Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Ginger, it always helps to keep to the basics, especially when trying to narrow the choices in buying a home.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 9 years ago

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