We enjoy taking homebuyers through the search for that perfect new home, but we also see how challenging it can be for some people. You fall in love with one home in the morning, then shift your affections to another in the afternoon. Sometimes, it’s confusing to sort through everything you’ve viewed—like, which house had that particular feature and which was the one with the master bath that was so enticing? Forbes Capretto Homes knows that, with so many homes available, we need to simplify your new home search. Here’s how our sales professionals guide you efficiently and effectively through your search for the perfect home.
Map out the location.
To begin with, you have some basic parameters of your new home—starting with location. Describe the area that would be perfect for you. You might prefer a suburban vibe or maybe something more like a small town. Either way, you probably don’t want to live far from the conveniences, like shopping, healthcare, restaurants, recreation, services, and other essentials.
Is commuting something you need to consider? Tell us about the drive to and from work. We know traffic patterns (traveling around the area at all times is part of our daily routine). Once we know where you need to go, we’ll narrow the new home search area to provide a reasonable commute.
The quality of schools impacts decisions for families with children. Your Forbes Capretto Homes sales pro has information on every school within the areas where we build our homes and communities. You can also check GreatSchools to learn more about the schools and districts.
Picture the exterior.
Imagine you’re driving up the road and then pulling into the driveway of your home. What does it look like? Do you see a Traditional design? Maybe Craftsman or Ranch? Is there a front porch and unique details on the exterior? Do you see a stonework, siding, or a combination?
Again, share your vision so we know what appeals to you—and what to avoid.
What’s inside your dream home?
You probably know how many bedrooms and bathrooms you need and how many vehicles the garage must accommodate. Now, let’s get down to details.
The open concept is desirable for the main living area, but we also want to consider how you use this space. Do you need an oversized center island in the kitchen? What else belongs in your ideal kitchen—butler’s pantry, custom cabinetry with a pull-out pantry, wall oven, and maybe enhancements like a pot-filler faucet and farmhouse sink?
We should discuss the way your family lives. Do you have an active household with people coming and going all the time? You should think about cubbies in the mudroom and a second-floor laundry room. And would a jack-and-jill bathroom be nicely shared by the occupants of the adjoining bedrooms?
Is there a possibility you might welcome older family members to live with you? In that case, we can show you homes with a first-floor owner’s suite (perhaps another on the second floor, too).
Home shopping from home
We have more ways to simplify your home search. Forbes Capretto Homes has created video tours of some of our homes, like this one at 32 Hidden Meadow Crossing in our Lancaster, NY, community of Hidden Meadow. Here’s a video tour of the model home in our Pleasant Creek community in Hamburg, NY.
When you see things you like in any of our communities and new homes in Western New York, share them with us. Then we’ll coordinate showings that make the best use of your time. We also include a visit to our design center, where you can be inspired by the many options available to personalize your home. Contact Forbes Capretto Homes for a clearer view of your future home.
Drawings and floor plans are for illustration purposes only. Square footage may include clear space, e.g., two-story rooms. For actual dimensions and renderings please refer to contract documents.