The Essential House Hunting Checklist – What to Look for Before Making an Offer

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Are you about ready to start house hunting? Before you do, it is important to know what features are the most important for your new home. Watch this video and learn how to create a comprehensive checklist so that you can make sure you find the perfect home for your family.


– Determine budget and target locations.

– Research current mortgage rates and fees.

– Create a list of desired home characteristics, such as a number of bedrooms/bathrooms, outdoor space, etc.

– Contact a real estate agent for further advice.

– Make appointments to view properties that fit your criteria.

– Carefully inspect each property before deciding whether or not it’s the right choice for you.

– Request an appraisal if necessary.

– Get a home inspection to check for any potential issues with the house.

– Negotiate price if needed.

– Sign contract and closing documents.


Creating a comprehensive house-hunting checklist is essential when looking for the perfect home. If you have any questions contact Matt Stout, from Consumer Financial Mortgage, to discuss your options and get the answers you need.

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Matt Stout started Consumers Financial Mortgage in 1995 with the vision of helping homeowners save money. Since that time, he has worked to perfect the art of understanding mortgage customers and their financial goals. Using what he calls his “Mortgage Map”.


Matt creates options based on his client’s financial goals to better guide them to the best viable options. In his spare time he enjoys creating new recipe ideas, traveling, and spending time with his family.


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