March 01, 2019
Tips for Finding the Perfect Home
Everyone has a different vision of what the perfect home is. For some, the perfect home is a particular size. For others, the perfect home heavily depends upon its location. Here is a list of some factors you should consider when hunting for your dream home.
Ever heard the phrase “location, location, location”? The area in which your home is located in is one of the most important factors to consider when house hunting. Some things to consider when researching location is whether your potential home is near a flood zone, what school district it falls into and the community you would be a part of.
If having a sense of community and belonging is important to you, it would help to research the city and neighborhood you wish to move into. Some questions to ask yourself:
-How far is the grocery store?
-What forms of entertainment and activities are available nearby?
-Are the neighbors friendly/ is there a sense of community?
-What amenities are offered to neighborhood residents? E.g. pool, tennis court, playground, etc.
The size of your home matters a great deal and it all depends on your preferences. If you have a larger family, you will want to make sure you have enough space for daily activities and enough bedrooms for everyone. However, some families prefer smaller spaces and cozy living quarters. Another thing to consider is whether you are looking for a one or two-story house. Both styles have their benefits:
Two story houses are great for many reasons. The first being that it is practical to build higher to save space. You may find that it is typical for a two-story house to have more backyard space. Another big reason for buying a two-story house is for the view. Watching the sunset from your upstairs window or letting the light trickle into your bedroom in the morning is surely worth it. Lastly, two-story houses have the benefit of looking grand and elegant. Two stories allow for taller ceilings and a higher roof, both of which are eye-catching traits to have in a home.
On the flip-side, one-story houses have the benefit of everything being more accessible. Moving into a one-story house is a breeze due to everything being on one floor. There is no hassle in running up and down the stairs if you need to tell a family member something. One-story houses are seen as the more humble option, but can be just as grand as two-story houses with the right design.
Your perfect home is more than four walls with a roof over your head. Your dream home should be stylish and capture the elegance you wish to exude. When it comes to style, it’s also important to be able to envision the potential of an empty home as a blank canvas. If you value creativity in your own personal style, you may want to seek out homes that have an element of uniqueness to them. Pay attention to the architecture of a home, as well as the small details such as the type of flooring your potential home has and if the appliances are updated and modern. After all, the details are what make a good house a great one.