#1: What part of the country do you want to call home?
Region: Find Your Home Style
When choosing a home style, the region and climate you live in (or want to live in) are huge factors to consider. Some home styles are more prevalent is certain areas of the country -- and for good reason. Pueblo revival homes, for instance, are popular in the Southwest because their thick, adobe walls are perfect for hot weather. That doesn't mean it's impossible to find pueblo revival homes in other parts of the country, but you'll likely have to deal with added maintenance issues if you choose a home style that's not ideal for the climate you live in.