On the surface, buying a house might seem like a piece of cake. But the more you start looking at the details of what you and your family want in a house, the more complicated it can get. Take a look at some important questions to ask when starting your home buying search and get in touch with Denver’s trusted real estate agent today.

  • Are schools important?
  • How much space do you need?
  • Age and condition?
  • How many bedrooms? (Are you planning more children?)
  • What’s your lifestyle? Suburbia or closer to downtown action?
  • What are your timeline considerations? Sell another home first?
  • Price Range? (you don’t want to be house rich and cash poor)
  • Monthly budget?
  • Are you “Pre-Approved” (which is better than “pre-qualified”)
  • 20 percent down means no Private Mortgage Insurance
  • Preferred architecture? (Ranch? Two-story? Multi-level?)
  • Special requirements? (Access to greenspace/trails? Mother-in-law suite? Walk-out basement)
  • Preferred Upgrades?
  • Is it upgraded and remodeled?
  • Commute to work? For you and your spouse?
  • Resale value? (Some home buyers never consider resale value when they buy. They make the mistake of focusing solely on whether the home suits their immediate needs).
  • Location, location, location! Desirable school districts and close to shopping, hospitals, and schools?  Nice neighborhood amenities?
  • Curb appeal — is it pleasant to look at from the outside with nice landscaping?
  • Does it have more than two bedrooms?
  • More than two bathrooms?
  • A nice room in which to congregate?
  • Ample storage and closets?
  • Does it have a garage?
  • Good flow and open floor plan? Lots of natural light?
  • Roof, HVAC, and water heater fairly current?
  • Does it have a decent sized lot?