A Checklist for Choosing Your Atlanta Dream Home

Posted by on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 12:56pm.

Atlanta Dreamhome

Shopping for the perfect metro Atlanta home for your family can be an exciting prospect, but it can also be an overwhelming one. With a wealth of inventory in most markets, the mere number of homes to consider can make the process of choosing your dream home a confusing one indeed. So how do you know which house will meet your needs the best? We have a house-hunting checklist to get you started.


Is the house located near your work, shopping or schools? Is the school district highly-rated? What about other amenities, like a park for the children to play or a community swimming pool? When considering the location of your dream home, determine what you want to live close to and find communities that match your needs.


What type of neighborhood would you like to live in? The answer may range from a quiet, tree-filled street lined with older homes or a new, covenant-controlled community with pristine, albeit smaller, yards. Determine the type of community you want so your Tina Fountain REALTORS agent can lead you to homes located in neighborhoods you like best.

Home Style

There are many styles of homes available from rambling ranches on large lots to compact condominiums. If you have pets and children, a large home and yard may be a must, while empty-nesters may prefer a smaller one-story home with a maintenance company to handle outdoor tasks.


What do you want in a dream home? A gourmet kitchen and formal dining room for entertaining guests? How many bedrooms and bathrooms? Make a list of the features you want in your home so you can check off those amenities for every house you look at.

Home Value

If the resale of the home is a possibility in the future, the home value will also become a factor in the selection of your home. While the largest home on the block may meet your family's needs, the value may not rise as quickly as a moderately-sized home in the same area.

Finding the right house for your family can be a challenge, but there are ways to make the process easier. With a checklist of the features you want in a house and with your Tina Fountain REALTOR, you can find your dream home.

8 Responses to "A Checklist for Choosing Your Atlanta Dream Home"

Frank Ringman wrote: The home that is for sale in Atlanta, Georgia is simply amazing. I would want to make my dream make my dream home similar.

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 7:15am.

Trev wrote: Great post, we have a lot of visitors from Atlanta looking for real estate with a carport or garage included. I'll be directing them to these other points to consider, too!

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 7:15am.

Nancy wrote: These are the basic steps that we often neglect. This post will greatly remind us on the important things that we need to do when choosing a home either in Atlanta or somewhere else. It will be a pleasure to share this on my facebook page.

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 11:52am.

Estate Agent Software wrote: This post shows that there is so much to consider when buying the perfect home. Its all of these things combined that agents have to think about. The house might have plenty of radiators or a great view but if its not the whole package the for sale sign will stay up.

Posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 8:33am.

house orange county wrote: Cool blog. The topics here are very useful in making more interesting blogs-real estate related.Changes in trends in real estate is inevitable, the tips here are useful in finding that "perfect home". Thanks for posting.

Posted on Sunday, September 4th, 2011 at 8:33am.

Homes For Sale in Salt Lake City Utah wrote: It's very important to have some checklist when buying a desirable home. Good post! Keep it Up!

Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 6:28am.

shawn teo wrote: A new couple must have a checklists when planning to have their own home for their family,very helpful...

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Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 12:43pm.

Seattle Homes wrote: This is a great post and I can definitely use in my Seattle homes market. Thanks!

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 12:43pm.

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