Hey, are any of my readers from the Kansas City area? Anyone looking to move to Kansas City? If so, did you know that you can check out Kansas City Real Estate online to find you perfect dream home?!
What exactly do you look for when going house shopping? Do you concentrate more on the location, the bedroom and bath count, or is there something else? I consider all aspects, but there are a few things that I consider very important, beyond the obvious "Is the house in good condition" "Does it need any repairs" etc. One of my biggies is the size and the set-up of the kitchen area. Maybe it is because I spend so much time in the kitchen, but I am very particular as to how I would want my dream kitchen to be set up. First of all, there needs to be plenty of counter space for mixing up tasty desserts and cooking those delicious dinners. Lots of storage space too, for dishes, pans, and all my kitchen tools! A good sized pantry would be nice as well, preferably a walk-in so I could have everything arranged neatly. (You can definitely tell this is a woman's dream home, since the first item on the list is the kitchen, huh? I guess a guy's would probably be the garage set-up :)
I also look at location when I think about moving. I would want a house on some property where we could have a dog (I'd love enough room for a horse, but who knows if that will ever happen) and plenty of room for the children to run and play. Not a whole lot of acreage; even just 1 or 2 acres would be great.
Of course, there's more to a house than just the kitchen and yard, right? I'd like a home with several bedrooms, and preferably, at least 1 1/2 bath. A decent sized dining room so we could invite friends over for a meal and games, maybe a library/study room? Yep, I could really get into this whole designing a dream home thing! Tell me what you think is most important when shopping for a new home!