Are You A Good Candidate For A Two-Story Home?

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If you have found a two-story home that you think may be good for your family, you want to make sure you will do well in a two-story home if you have never lived in one before. There are some things you may not have considered that could be game changers for you. This article will give you a better idea of what it would be like to live in one, so you can come to a better educated decision. Here are just a few of the features a two-story home can offer that may prove to be either beneficial to your family, or things you won't want to deal with. Once you learn more, you can decide for yourself whether you want this type of house or not.

You can't hear as much noise throughout the house

When a house is designed with one story on top of the other it doesn't allow sound to carry the way it does through a single-story house. For many families, this can be a benefit of living in this type of dwelling. However, for others, it can be one of the negative aspects and a reason for continuing their search for another house. If you tend to have a loud household and you often find yourself searching for a quieter location, then having the option of upstairs and downstairs can really help.

You can enjoy a house with separate living areas

If you like the idea of having an area where the main areas, such as the living room, the kitchen, the dining room, the family room and the main bathroom are in one area and the bedroom quarters are in another section of the home, then you may have a much easier time finding a layout like this if you look for a two-story home. While you can also find a single-story home with this layout, they can be harder to locate and they tend to require a large amount of square footage that takes up a good amount of land.

You will need to climb stairs every time you need to go to the upper level

Be ready for everyone needing to climb the staircase each and every time they want to go upstairs. If anyone in the home has knee, foot or leg issues, then they can have a hard time navigating them. IN this case, you will need to be sure you choose a house with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, so they won't necessarily have to go upstairs.

For more information, contact a business such as Rosenblum Realty, Inc.

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27 July 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.