Tips For Finding The Right Family Home

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So, you’re thinking about buying a new home – that’s great! I am sure you know what YOU want in a new home, but what about the rest of the family? Buying the right home for your family is more than just the right number of bedrooms at the right price. Here are some things to consider before you go house-hunting:

First, take a look at your family. Look at the number of people, their ages, and their interests. Then, take a look at some of the more important aspects for each family member:

  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms, at a minimum, do you need to keep everyone comfortable? Sharing is good, but if you have three teens getting ready for school in the morning, one bathroom could be a problem.
  • Where are the schools? Life can be a lot less stressful when your home is near the kids’ schools, so you can cut back on providing taxi service.
  • Is there a grocery store nearby so you can pick up dinner on the way home?
  • Do you need a big yard for the kids and fido, or is there a park nearby to help expel some of their extra energy?
  • Do you have a teenager? If so, selecting a layout that gives them (and you) some space and privacy can go a long way towards good family relations.
  • Do you often have older family members or guests staying with you? A ground-floor room or suite can create a special place for them now or in the future.
  • Speaking of the future, are you thinking of growing your family anytime soon? Thinking ahead can allow you to find the best investment in today’s market, with room to grow!

Of course, all the standard home-buying tips stand true, too, so take some time and find the right home for your entire family. Knowing what you want, and what you don’t want, can make finding the right place easier, and ensure each member of your family has a comfortable place to call home.

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  1. My husband and I really want to buy a new home, but we don’t know what to look for in a home. Thank you for all the tips on how to find the right family home. I really like how you mentioned to think about if we have older family members or guests that will stay with us. I think it would be nice to make sure we have a guest room so our parents can stay over.

  2. Since we’ve got twins on the way, my husband and I are wondering how to find the best single-family home to buy. So thanks for suggesting that we see what grocery stores are in the area so that it will be easy to pick up dinner on the way home. Since I’ll be pretty busy with two kids running around, we’ll be sure to find a single family home that is near a grocery store.

  3. Thank you for your tip on making sure you pick a layout that is going to give you and your teenager space and privacy. My sister is wanting to move closer to my parents and is looking for a single-family home. She may need to find a realtor to help her find the perfect home.

  4. Thanks for pointing out that you should make sure to think about if you need a big yard and how many bedrooms and bathroom’s you’ll need. My husband and I are thinking that three bedrooms and two and a half baths would be perfect for our family of five. Your article could really help us find a good new home for ourselves.

  5. Thanks for the tips on how to find the perfect home for your family, there were a lot of things I didn’t think of before. I agree that finding a home that has good schools around it is very important, it will affect the future of your kids. My sister is moving at the end of this year and she is having a hard time searching for real estate, I will be sure to share this with her.

  6. Do you have any examples of what privacy in the home’s design would look like? You mentioned that above and I was wondering what to look for to find that. We have a teenager and I think the privacy would be nice in a new home.

  7. I really liked one of the things that you said and that is asking whether the house has a large yard for the kids or if there is a nearby park where they can play in. This is because I am living with three younger siblings that I need to look after while my parents are gone. They like to play outdoors, so it is vital that our new house has a yard at least. I’ll make sure to tell mom about this necessity when we buy a house.

  8. My sister and her husband has four children and now planning to have a home that will fit their growing family. It was explained here that they need to be able to determine the needs of the family like the yard and proximity of utilities. Furthermore, it’s advisable to talk to real estate experts when considering a single family home.

  9. You made a good point when you suggested getting a layout that offers privacy if there is a teenager in the house so that there won’t be conflicts in the future. My little sister and our mom are always trying to ruin one another’s privacy. That’s their way of expressing their love, but I can’t help but feel that it will cause problems in the future. I will be sure to address this when I buy a new house.

  10. My sister is thinking about getting a single family home for sale. She loves the idea of having space for her future family to grow. I liked what you said about choosing this option when growing a family.

  11. I am so sorry that I am just seeing this @Ellie Davis

    If your sister is still in the market to buy a home please give her my information and I would be happy to put her in touch with a trustworthy Realtor in her area.


    Joanie Heighes (904) 540-3319

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