Know what you want and need to so you don’t get distracted by all the bells and whistles. Take a look at things like:
Home size: Do you need a home for your current situation or do you want some room to grow? One person will require less space. If you’re planning on starting a family in the future, maybe consider something with more space.
Lot size: Do you want privacy? A spacious yard? Do you want to be close with your neighbors? These factors will impact your decision in the size of the lot you choose.
Home type: Different types of homes come with different benefits. Are you wanting a duplex that offers space but less yard maintenance? Or do you want a single-family home so you have room to grow in the future? These are all things to consider when choosing your type of home.
Resale value: Is your home’s resale price important to you? Even if kids aren’t in your future, maybe you still want to buy in a nice area inside a school district for the future resale value. Maybe you’re looking for a place near more single people. Your realtor should be able to help you find homes in areas that appeal to you the most.