How to Choose a Home that's for your Family now and in the Future

Once you've chosen a few neighborhoods, the next piece of the puzzle is deciding what kind of home you want to live in. Each has plusses and minuses.

Types of homes

Things to consider when purchasing a home

Before you begin looking for a home, be prepared to act promptly when you find "the one." While you don't want to act impulsively, realize that waiting even a day or two — especially in a hot market, or if the home is newly listed or under-priced — can result in someone else getting it. If that happens, all your hard work is wasted, and you have to start over.

Rino Maddalena is an Associate Broker with Llewellyn Realtors. To contact Rino for all of your Real Estate needs call (301) 717-1075 or via e-mail at