The Top Things to Look for in a Home
As you embark on this new journey of finding a home, you could be tempted to sign on the dotted line as soon as the next available listing comes on the market.
We know this time is exciting and you are anxious to get into your new home, but we encourage you to take the time to truly think about what you are looking for in your next home. You deserve to have everything you need to feel comfortable, happy and satisfied in your new home. Here are some top things to look for in a home:
1. The Backyard
What does your ideal backyard look like? Does it have a pool? A garden? Maybe a ton of land for potential backyard barbeques? Think about what you want in a backyard and if the homes you are browsing are make-or-break. Some homeowners truly desire to have a backyard that accommodates pets, children, and friends. Others don’t mind as much and put the backyard on the backburner. Wherever you may fall in this category, make sure your home has exactly what you are looking for.
How many bedrooms do you need? A big indicator of whether a home is going to be functional for you and your family is the number of bedrooms. If you want to avoid living on top of each other, make sure you determine sleeping arrangements. Maybe the kids can bunk with each other for a few years, but what happens when they become teenagers? Think long-term about the number of bedrooms (and bathrooms) you need in your home in order to avoid being cramped and uncomfortable.
3. Storage Space
Do you have enough room for your items? Most homeowners downsize and declutter before they move; others bring everything over to the new home with them. Make sure the home you settle on has enough closets, cabinets, and storage for your stuff. Even if you live a minimalist lifestyle, you still happen to accumulate items over time the longer you live in a home. Ensure that you have enough space for current and future items.
4. Garage, Driveway, and Parking
A large garage and driveway are necessary for lawn equipment, tools, and automobiles. If multiple family members own cars or outdoor toys, you need to consider the housing for these vehicles. Parking is also important when dealing with multiple drivers. If the parking situation is not going to work and if the garage can barely fit one car, you might want to consider an alternative listing that has the space you need.
Finding the perfect home can sometimes seem impossible, but it’s not out of the question. You CAN find everything you need without making sacrifices. The important way to find what you do like is to find out what you don’t like. Take the time now to list out the top things you want in your home (and the top things you don’t need in your home) and get ready to start hunting for the home of your dreams. Plus, BSR Realty Group is here to help find the ideal home for you. Contact us today to get started on your house hunting journey!