What to Look For When Buying A Home

Buying a home, whether for your first to fifth time, can be overwhelming. There are so many facets to consider all while determining what’s most important for you and your family. Fortunately, Citizens Bank has released an asset to help you figure out what to look for when you buy a home.

First, you should identify what type of home you are looking for. There are many different styles common in the United States and you should look for one that matches your style and taste.

A ranch style home is great for young couples, single homeowners or residents with limited mobility. They are usually easy to care for and maintain and generally affordable. A colonial style home is great for large families. They are usually spacious and elegant, featuring a first floor living space with a family room, kitchen and dining. Bedrooms are usually on the second floor with multiple bathrooms. Victorian and Tudor style homes are also great for families. These multi-level homes are usually older and may need more maintenance. Contemporary homes feature open floor plans and are a mix of many different styles with a lot of light. Townhomes are usually economically priced as well as efficient. They can be two to three stories high with 16-24 feet wide. Craftsmen homes usually feature stucco, stone, or wood siding, beamed ceilings and a low roof and wide porch.

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