Another factor to take into consideration is your furniture. Not to say that you have to buy a home around your existing furniture but if there are pieces of furniture you do not want to get rid of, make sure it fits. Like most home buyers you will be downsizing or up-sizing. Just keep it in mind but if you find your dream home but the couch won't fit, it's easier to get a new couch than finding another dream home. It's simply another item to keep in mind while looking at homes.