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01 May . 2019

How-To Guide On New Home Buying

Your Guide To Buying A New Home
Buying a new home can involve a lot of decisions, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Estrella by Newland offers a variety of beautiful homes in its 20,000-acre master-planned community that are suitable to every family’s needs. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are the first steps to take when you decide to purchase a new home.

Define What You Need
The first step in the home-buying process is determining what type of home you are looking for. Depending on the size of your family, decide how many bedrooms and bathrooms are needed and how much square footage will best suit your family. Consider how you live in your current home. Evaluate how comfortable your family is with the size, and then determine whether you need a home that is bigger, smaller, or the same. Estrella offers a variety of homes ranging from 1,220 to more than 3,400 square feet. Whether you are looking for a small home for one or two people, or a spacious, multi-bedroom floorplan for a larger family, we guarantee you can find a perfect-sized home in Estrella.

Decide On Budget
The most important thing to finalize before you begin looking at new homes is your budget. Determining a budget will help you choose what part of town offers homes that are in your budget. Estrella offers many homes from different homebuilders that begin in the low $200,000s to over $400,000. Use our online home finder tool to find a home in your price range.

Choose Location
Once you know what you’re looking for and have decided on a budget, choose where you want to move. When choosing a location, consider things such as hobbies, lifestyle, and education. The Estrella community offers more than 50 miles of trails and paths and 72 acres of lakes –perfect for those who love the outdoors. Our many resort-style amenities and dining options allow you to shop, eat, and play in one, tight-knit community. Also, think about what you want in close proximity. Whether it’s a grocery store, quick walk to the pool, or a few steps out your front door to a hiking trail, choose a home that will enable your lifestyle preferences.

Make a List of Must-Haves
Before you begin browsing for your new home, make a list of features you need. This will make the shopping process less overwhelming and will help narrow down what you want. A few things to think about include backyard, kitchen, and size of garage. If you love to cook, write down that you value a spacious kitchen. For those who have kids who love the outdoors, consider looking at homes with large backyards. If you have more than two vehicles, or own a boat or other recreational vehicle, consider purchasing a home with a 3 or 4 car garage, or even super garage. 

Explore Your Options
Now that you have determined what you want in your new home, it’s time to begin checking out homes for sale. Remember to keep an open mind. A home you thought you may not like could turn out to be your favorite. Be sure to contact a real estate agent who can assist you in your new home search.

Be sure to look at homes in the Estrella community. With homes from 12 new homebuilders, each offering unique designs and floor plans, our community is sure to have the perfect home for you. If you already live in Estrella but are looking to move into a larger home to accommodate a growing family, or a smaller home to accommodate an empty nest, explore our newest village, Lucero. For more information, visit our website.