Finding A Home That Will Fit For Years To Come

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If you are ready to buy a house and you would like to find real estate for sale that will fit your needs for years and possibly for the rest of your life, then there are a lot of different things for you to consider. You can learn a lot about what can make a house a good one for years to come by reviewing the information listed here:

Choose a house with the right square footage and number of rooms

One of the most important parts of choosing a house that will accommodate your needs both now and in the future is making sure you get one the right size. If you are a young family that may be expanding, then you need to get one with enough bedrooms.

If you also like the idea of that house serving your needs even when your children have moved out, then watch the square footage and go a bit on the conservative side. This way, you will have room for your growing family in the near future, but you will be able to keep up with the maintenance and housekeeping long after they start families of their own. What becomes 'extra bedrooms' as they move out can become guest rooms for when they visit or an office, a storage room, etc.

Consider the property the house sits on

A huge yard that has plenty of room for your small kids and pets to play in may not be such a wonderful thing after the kids move out and you are left with a whole lot of grass and other foliage to tend to and a lack of all the energy you once had when you were younger and raising a family.  Therefore, you should look for a house that has a nice yard for the kids, but one that's also moderately sized and won't take a lot to keep up with it.

Think about the surrounding area

Before you buy a home in the big city to raise your children in, be sure you want to retire in that same big city. If not, then you may want to compromise. Select a mid-sized city with a slow growth rate. This will allow you to have the best of both worlds. You may also want to go with a mid-sized city that's not very far from a big city, so you can still have access to all the shopping and entertainment venues you want without needing to drive too far to get to them.


10 September 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.