what is most important when purchasing a home?
-to frequently visited places
...entertainment (e.g. whitewater center)
-to friends/family (is the home accessible for them?)
-mortgage, interest and taxes (monthly payment)
-homeowner's association fees (add to monthly payment)
-hidden costs (utilities, repair...)
-insurance (flood, etc.)
-number of rooms
-porch, deck, space for a hot tub
-ability to freely upgrade (backyard, solar, etc.)
* future (as in: resale potential)?
-is the community thriving?
-will the community be thriving, several years from now?
-is the city progressive?
my current thought process is that relationships are the most important thing (in life). ..be it Spiritual, family/friends, community, etc., a home that allows for flourishing relationships is a plus. ..this also plays into location, in terms of the possibility of a future potential romantic relationship. ..i can (easily) become a hermit, so it is important to have community.
flexibility is important, because we live in a changing world, and situations can change quickly. ..a home that would resell (or rent) quickly and easily would be a plus. ..this means getting a great deal on a home.
low maintenance is a key element, insomuch as yardwork is better as a passion, not a burden.
in the final analysis, it will have to feel right. ..this is rather strange, because (for most of my life), i was compelled to negate feelings, whereas now, feelings are the most important thing.
amazing... how a potential home purchase can reveal so much...