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Old 08-09-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Tips for Finding the Capitola Home That Suits Your Family

You really canít blame people for wanting to settle in Capitola. After all, it has earned the reputation of being one of the top-ranking beach locations in the California coast. For families hoping to live in a location with an enviable view and excellent local culture, Capitola, California is the place to be. Located in the county of Santa Cruz, Capitola is an excellent location for a family who loves life by the sea. Looking to settle in this beautiful village? Here are tips for finding the Capitola home that suits your family:

Before anything else, do your own research

Whether youíre buying a brand new home or a fixer-upper, itís important that you have a good background regarding your purchase. Donít just rely on the word of the person selling the home to you. After all, no Capitola home or any house in the country for that matter comes maintenance-free and pocket-friendly.
Consider the availability of the homes in the area and compare them. Consider the design and age of the house, its condition and location, the general neighborhood and of course, the price.

Know what you need

How big is your family? Are you a small, growing family or do you have kids bound for college who are soon to leave the nest? The size of your family, along with your interests, wants and expectations will help you decide on what type of home to buy.
Make a list of amenities that will match your familyís needs. Do you need a large garage, maybe extra rooms for your spouseís or childrenís hobbies? If you have pets, do you need a fenced-in yard? Use your needs as the criteria for finding the Capitola real estate that suits your family best.

Have a good plan

Unless you have a fat bank account, itís important that you carefully plan each decision prior to choosing and purchasing your family home in Capitola. Make a list of possible houses that will suit your family. Look up background information about them, interview owners/sellers and view the homes yourself. You need to know what youíre going to buy and seeing the house in person will help you make a better decision.

Look for real value

Always consider the bottomline when looking for a home that will fit your family in Capitola. Although the main reason youíre in the market to buy is to put a roof over your family, you really want a house that will give something back to you in the future. Look for long-term value when choosing a home and youíll be happily living in it with your family for years to come.
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