Choosing The Right Home For The Whole Family
Buying a home is a huge decision and investment, so sometimes it is difficult to choose the “right one”. Everyone is different when it comes to house hunting but it is completely normal to be overly careful when deciding on your dream home. Whether it meets your mental checklist or you just have a gut feeling, here’s some ways to figure out if the house is right for the whole family (including your pets)!
It Checks Every Box
Does it meet all the important criteria on your list? Things like budget, location, type of home, and neighborhood should be your top priorities but there’s many other aspects about a home that may intrigue you. Pet owners may want to think about parks within the vicinity or even local trails for your best friend. Other things to consider at first would be renovation potential or even resale value down the road. Your dream home may not have every single amenity you desire but it should definitely meet all your basic requirements in a house.
There’s Space for Everyone
One of the most important factors of house hunting is making sure that the home you choose has enough space and storage for everyone in the household. Take time to make sure you will all be able to get around the house and live comfortably together. If you are a person who loves to entertain maybe even consider how a space might work for events or parties. Pet owners should pay extra attention to the fencing situation, size of the backyard and how much space they might require inside for their furry friends. For example, if you own multiple dogs who live indoors make sure there’s plenty of space to walk around so you aren’t constantly tripping over your buddies.
It Makes You Want To Go Inside
Does the home feel inviting? The first time you pull up to the driveway of your dream home, it should pull you in and make you want to walk inside. You will know within about 5 seconds of being in a home if you feel embraced and comforted by being there. The right house can start giving you design inspiration and making you envision where your possessions might fit into the picture. Your dream home will make you want to go back the minute you leave it.
Everyone Loves It (Including Your Pets!)
Everyone in the family should love it, even the dog! Once you get that gut feeling, you know that the right house is it. The house hunt will start to feel like it’s coming to an end and you won’t feel the need to view any other homes. You may even want to contact your agent to set up an additional showing at your potential dream house just to give it a few more glances. Once you make your final decision, your real estate agent can start helping walk you through the process of putting it under contract!
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