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A short time ago, my friend Joshua purchased his first home. I’ve known Joshua for several years now. When he told me he was thinking about purchasing a house, I couldn’t wait to start helping him search.
When Joshua was ready to begin his search, we met at my office to discuss exactly what his priorities were. He was very specific about a number of things he wanted, but there were a few that stuck out to me the most from his list:
1). The house had to be 10 minute drive (or less) from his work. (I actually did a Google Maps search of a property to see if it was the proper distance from his job before I even sent him the address!)
2). The heat source had to be hot water.
3). The yard had to have space and enough sunlight for a garden. There were several other criteria his wish-list. I knew not to share a listing with him unless had those key items.
Joshua was not under a time constraint, so he took his time waiting for the right house to come along. His approach to finding a house was calm, logical and very black and white. Low and behold, we found “the one” and made an offer.
Like many transactions, there were a few small bumps the road after a couple small issues were discovered during the inspection. Luckily, the sellers took care of the problems, and we were able to move forward quickly. The house itself is really adorable! It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a nice living room addition on the back. Oh, and of course, a nice backyard with plenty of room for Joshua’s garden next year.
It was really awesome working with Joshua on purchasing his house. I so enjoyed being his Realtor! We have been through so many wonderful life events together as friends, including the fact that he photographed me and Brandon’s wedding. I wish him all the best with his new home!
Who do you know that is looking to buy or sell a home? I’d love to help. Visit HousesbyMaggie.com for more details.