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.

Comments 4

  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.

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