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Creating Your Palm Beach Real Estate Wish List

As you start thinking about buying Palm Beach County real estate, The Rucco Group has a few thoughts that might help you refine your list of requirements for your new home.


What are your location considerations?

What is important to you in terms of location? Proximity to work? Proximity to particular schools? Are shopping or public transportation important to you and your family? Where do the important people in your life live? Do you want to be close (or far) from them? Do you need the hustle and bustle of city life nearby or are you more of a ‘burb kind of person?

Thinking about location up front in your process can save you hours of touring houses that don't meet your core lifestyle requirements, so focus on this consideration early in the process.

Are schools a consideration related to your new home?

Do you have school-aged children? Do you have a particular kind of education in mind for your kids? Do public school test scores matter to you? Do you want a socio- or economically-diverse environment for your kids?

If you don’t have school-aged children, do you plan on having them while living in your new home? It might not be too early to put school considerations on your wish list.

Even if you don’t have school-aged children or plan on having them, don’t forget that the next buyer of your home might. In fact, schools can often be an important factor motivating a buyer to make a move. Factors that will likely interest the largest possible population of buyers down the road deserve at least passing consideration on your own wish list.

How long will you live in this home?

Your expected time horizon in your new home can impact many issues, including mortgage alternatives (i.e., loan term and interest rate bumps), the amount of space you need and how many people need to be accommodated.


Give a little thought to how long you expect to live in your new home and what changes you might expect to your family unit over time. Do you have aging parents who might come live with you? Kids to come or small kids growing into teens? Is this your five year starter house or do you plan to live the rest of your days in this home?


How much can you comfortably afford to pay for your new Palm Beach home?

Purchasing real estate is generally a long-term investment and you want to assure yourself as much as possible that you’ll be financially comfortable with your investment. Use our mortgage calculator to investigate various mortgage scenarios.


We also invite you to tell us more about your financial preferences so that we can help you find the right properties and the right financing solution.


Need help turning your Wish List into Palm Beach "Realty?"

Tell us a little about your needs and your wish list and we’re happy to spring into action to help your wishes become “realty!”

You can also use our Advanced Property Finder to search the Palm Beach MLS to help you refine your list. If you have a specific community in mind, try our Community Search page. If you like to search by map, try our Map Search.

And don’t miss our Featured Areas page. On that page we list some of our favorite neighborhoods in 27 different areas across Palm Beach County.

We also have a page where you can search Palm Beach County foreclosures and Palm Beach short sales. Sort the listings displayed by city, price and newly listed, using the functionality at the top of that page.



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