When you are looking for a home in the Brazos Valley it is important to know what your getting into. When you first go to look at a home you should bring a camera and a spouse, friend, family member or someone you are close with. It is important to take notes of each house and take pictures of the house so you are able to look back at what you saw in case you forget. Not only the asking price of the home needs to fit into your budget but you also need to include cost of taxes and insurance. It is important to know all the details you can about the home such as the cost of utilities, other maintenance costs, commuting time and any other extra expenses or details connected with the home. You not only need to be aware of all the extra costs but you also need to factor them in to your budget. It is also a great idea to make a Wants vs. Needs list. This is a good way to acknowledge what you may not be able to afford. To narrow down your search it is also important to focus in on a few neighborhoods. Think about what kind of neighborhood you are interested in, find a few neighborhoods that match what you want and look for homes that match. This whole process can be made more simple with the right Realtor, which is why you should use a Century 21 Beal, Inc. Realtor! Having the a Realtor that works hard and cares about your home buying experience is important and you can find one with us!