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  2. 2. WHAT MAKES A HOUSE A HOME? 7. Is having a separate laundry room important to you? You’re sure of one thing. You want to buy or build a home. q Yes q No Perhaps you’re someone with an “I’ll know it when I see it” attitude, but most people have very specific ideas. Now is 8. Is having a separate dining room important to you? q Yes q No the time to add dimension to your dream. Begin by: 9. Is having a fireplace important to you? q Getting a PriorityBuyer® preapproval to help you and your q Yes q No Real estate agent/Builder choose the right house in the right price range. 10. Is having a garage important to you? q Yes q No q Completing the “Home features wish list” to help you 11. If having a garage is important to you, do you want a: get a better picture of what you want in a home. q 1-Car garage It’s worth your time, and it’s fun! q 2-Car garage q 3-Car garage q Using the "Planning your move" and “Pre-move checklist” q Garage with workstation suggestions to help prepare for your move! q Attached garage q Detached garage 12. Is central air conditioning an important feature to you?Home features wish list q Yes q No q Wall units okay 1. What age home would you like? q Window units okay q Older home q Newer home 13. Do you prefer gas, oil, or electric heat? q New construction q Gas q Other _________________________________ q Oil q Electric 2. What style of home appeals to you most? q Doesn’t matter q Rambler/ranch q Contemporary q Traditional q Manufactured home 14. Do you need/want a fenced yard? q Two story q Condo q Yes q No q Split level q Townhome q Other_________________________________ 15. Is it important that you be near public transportation? q Yes q No 3. What type of construction do you prefer? q Wood siding 16. Do you want to be in a specific school district? q Vinyl siding q Yes q Aluminum siding q No q Brick q Not Important q Stucco q If so, name of school: ____________________________ q Stone q Other _________________________________ 17. How close do you want to be to your place of employment? _______ miles 4. What size lot are you looking for? _______ hours q Small q Not important q Medium q Large q Not important/not applicable With the wish list complete, the hunt is on. Knowing what is important to you will save time 5. How many bedrooms do you need/want? q 1-2 and make finding your dream home a pleasurable q 2-4 experience. q Other _________________________________6. How many bathrooms do you need/want? q 1-2 q 2-3 q Other _________________________________
  3. 3. Listings decoderBrowsing through real estate listings sprinkled with unfamiliar abbreviations Move-relatedcan be a challenge. Translate home features and selling points easily with thishandy listings decoder. phone numbersExterior house/yard Interior rooms Appliance service: ______________AC Acre BA Bath (with #BA) Attorney: _______ ______________ _ALUM Aluminum siding 1/2B Half bathANQ Antique house BR Bedrooms (with #BR) Bank (checking): ____________ ____ATT Attached garage BSMT BasementCLPD Clapboard DR Dining room Bank (savings): __ _____ __________ _COL Colonial FIN Finished (attic, basement)CONT Contemporary FOY Foyer Builder sales manager*: _____ ___ __CRPT Carport FR Family room Builder serviceDET Detached garage GTRM Great room representative*: _______ ________DK Deck(s) KIT KitchenFEN Fenced yard LAW In-law apartment Cable TV/satellite company:GZBO Gazebo LDY/UT Laundry/utility room ______________________________ _IGPL Inground pool LIB LibraryMED Mediterranean LR Living room Electric company: _______ ________RNCH Ranch MBR Master bedroom Gas/oil company: ______________RR Raised ranch MBRB Master bedroom bathSCPD Landscaped OFF In-home office Home cleaning: ___ _____________SHNGL Shingle PT/FIN Partially finishedSPLT Split level REC/PL Recreation/play room Home warranty: ________________STY Style of house RM RoomTWNHS Townhouse UNFIN Unfinished (attic, basement) Inspectors: ____________________ Insurance company:_____________Appliances/utilities Interior features Land surveyor: _________________APPL Appliances BAL BalconyCAC Central air conditioning BLT Built-ins Mortgage lender: ______________CK/TP Cooktop BRK BrickCMPT Compactor CER Ceramic Tile Floors, Walls Moving/storage: _________ _______C/VAC Central vacuum CLST Closet (often with #) Pest control: __________________DRY Dryer FLR FloorsDSP Disposal FML Formal (often DR) Radon: _______________________D/W Dishwasher FPL FireplaceELEC Electric (with #amps) HDWD Hardwood floors Real estate agent: ______________FRZ Freezer HMOD Handicap modificationsHT/PMP Heat pump PNLD Paneled Telephone company: ___________HT/WTR Hot water heater SKYLT Skylight(s) Title company: _________________ICE Ice maker SP/ENT Separate entranceMICRO Microwave VLT/CL Vaulted ceiling(s) Water: ___________________ _____RAD/HT Radiant heat WI/CLST Walk-in closetREF Refrigerator WU/ATT Walk-up attic Other: _______________________RNG Range WBF Wood burning fireplaceSEC/SYS Security system Other: _______________________SWR Sewer or septic Mortgage termsWAR Warranty Other: _______________________ ASMT Tax assessmentWASH Washer ASSUM Assumable mortgage Other: _______________________WHLPL Whirlpool tub FHA/VA FHA/VA financing availableW/OVN Wall oven(s) *New constructionWTR Water (city or well)
  4. 4. Planning your move Pre-move checklistThinking ahead and staying organized continue to be all-importantstrategies. Begin by taking a household inventory and decide what to Fill out Service providersmove, sell, discard, or donate. For handy reference, keep important q U.S. Postal Service q Internetmove-related phone numbers on the previous page. Then start marking change of address forms q Cellular phoneoff the items on this checklist. Finally, make a list of friends, relatives, and q Paging servicebusiness associates. Or save a step by putting each name on a mailing Redirect q Other _____________label you can use for the “We’ve moved” cards you’ll be sending out soon. q Newspaper subscriptions q Magazine subscriptions Delivery services q GroceryIf you are moving yourself Advise q PharmacyReserve a rental truck well in advance, avoiding weekends or the end of the q Catalog companies q Freezer planmonth, if possible. Sketch out a plan of action that includes driving q Book, music, and video q Other _____________directions, which rooms will be emptied first, and where furniture will be clubsplaced in the new location. q Educational, religious, ContactBegin collecting suitable moving containers and packaging materials, such charitable, and fraternal q Doctorsas sturdy cartons of various sizes, paper and cloth cushioning for organizations q Dentistbreakables, strong tape, twine, a box cutter, and felt-tip markers. q VeterinarianPre-pack and label whatever you can. Number the boxes and write what’s Arrange to turn off, or q Accountantinside and where it goes. Keep a master list of numbered boxes and their change over q Financial advisorcontents. q Water q Stockbroker q Sewer If you are moving a greatIf you are hiring professional movers q Garbage distance away, you may needYour moving cost will be based on the total weight of the items and the q Gas to have records transferred.distance they are being moved, plus the insurance coverage you buy. For q Electricyour protection, get a binding cost estimate, in writing, from the moving q Phone Informrepresentative, and discuss damage and liability insurance. Agree on what q Cable/Satellite TV q City, State, and Federalitems you will pack and what items the company will handle. government agencies Notify q Income & property taxIn both cases q Banks authoritiesPrepare a special box for valuable and irreplaceable items such as jewelry, q Credit card companiesfamily photos, and legal, medical, and insurance documents. Place these in Updatethe care of a family member or friend until after you move. Insurance agents q Driver, pet, and other q Homeowners license dataTalk to your kids and let them express their feelings before, during, and q Auto q Voter, vehicle, andafter moving. Take them on a special tour of the new home, neighborhood, q Life vessel registrationsand school in advance of the move. q Health q Business permitsDays before & moving dayAssemble a moving day “kit” of items you will need as soon as you arrive at Dana Snideryour new home, including paper plates and plastic utensils, packaged snack Home Mortgage Consultantitems, tools, toiletries, and clothing changes. Consider hiring a babysitter to Phone: 281-364-7879give young family members exclusive attention on moving day. If possible,leave pets with a friend or family member. Cell: 832-217-4087 Fax: 866-931-3498Go over your moving action plan, eat a healthy meal, and get plenty of 9000 Forest Xingsleep the night before you move. Be sure someone is posted at the new and The Woodlands, TX 77381old locations to meet the movers and keep an eye on unattended www.danasnider.combelongings. Collect all moving-related receipts and documents, and put dana.snider@gibraltarmortgagesvcs.comthem in one, easily accessible place. NMLSR ID 657285At your new home, consider setting up your children’s new rooms first,encouraging them to help with simple unpacking chores. Outfitbathrooms, make beds, and connect TVs and VCRs early, so you and yourfamily can clean up, wind down, and relax after an exhausting day. This information is accurate as of date of printing and subject to change without notice. All first mortgage products are provided by Gibraltar Mortgage Services, LLC. Gibraltar Mortgage Services, LLC may not be available in your area. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is a division of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ©2012 Gibraltar Mortgage Services, LLC. All Rights Reserved. NMLSR ID 458534 106318 - 01/12