Buying A Home When You Will Be Working From It

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If you have a work-from-home position or business and you are in the market for a new home for yourself and your family, then you will have some unique needs many other home buyers won't have. You need to find a place that gives your family a home while you give yourself a place where you can perform your work duties. Here are 4 things to look for in a new home for sale when you will be working from that home:

1: Look for a place that has good natural lighting

When you are working from home, you want to be able to enjoy a nice natural lighting. This will provide you with a work environment that you feel comfortable with and that makes your work day go by easier. Also, you won't have to deal with the added expense of paying for higher electric bills due to all of the lighting you need in order to do your work on a daily basis.

2: Look for extra space you can use as an office

You want to make sure the home you choose to purchase offers you the work space you need. You will want to have access to a work area that gives you privacy from the rest of the household during work hours so you don't have to deal with household noises and other distractions when you should be focusing on your job.

3: Look for a house that's in a quiet neighborhood

If you move into a very noisy neighborhood, then you may find yourself having a hard time concentrating on work. Also, if you spend a good amount of time on the phone with clients, you don't want them to hear a lot of dogs barking, sirens going by, or music blasting from your neighbor's house. This is why it's a good idea to visit the neighborhood a few times and at different times of the day and night so you know it is quiet.

4: Verify the house is set up with what you need

You want to make sure everything you need for your work is accessible. If you need extra parking, a work shed to make products, traditional phone lines, access to wifi satellites, or anything else, then you want to make sure you have these things ahead of time so you know the home is going to work for you.

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29 March 2017

Sarah's Renting Tips

Although I've never worked professionally in the real estate business, I sure know my way around it. How, do you ask? Well, I have simply rented a lot of different places and worked with a lot of different landlords and real estate agents. In the past 7 years I've lived in 11 different houses or apartments, none of them my own. In finding those 11, I have looked at literally hundreds of apartments. I used to hate house hunting, but now it's kind of fun. You just need to know what you want and the right questions to ask. Hopefully this blog can help you learn some of the tricks of the trade from another renter like yourself.