House buying can be stressful. You want to be 100% sure that you find the perfect home. Do you want a condo, townhouse, or single-family home? Each has its pros and cons. Do you need a lot of bedrooms? Do you need an extra guest room or a playroom for the kids? You will find the ideal home if you understand your needs. Consider the size and condition of your kitchen if you plan to use it. A big kitchen means room for the whole family. Oversized kitchens also mean more room for dishes and cookware, so if you have a large family, the extra space may be useful. A renovated kitchen also has its perks. No more DIY projects to fix that chip on the breakfast bar with brand new countertops and cabinets. Older kitchens, however, have charm. You can also upgrade as you see fit. Plumbing in a home must work. After buying your new home, you don’t want to have to spend thousands on repairs a month later. The cost and time of electrical repairs can be high. Like our plumbing recommendation, get an electrician to inspect your home rather than a home inspector. HVAC systems must be reliable. Moving into your new home is stressful enough without having to worry about HVAC repairs. A new cooling and heating system is always a good choice. Buying a new HVAC unit means you won’t have to replace it soon. Dirty air ducts can pollute your air with dust, allergens, and debris. You won’t get the most out of your HVAC unit if you have leaky ducts, and you will waste money. A new home purchase can be overwhelming, but it’s also exciting. A home’s size and location aren’t the only factors to consider.