You’re dreaming of a big house on the waterfront, but does it really fit your lifestyle? Consider this carefully because it’s important to distinguish your dream home from the one that actually meets your needs. Before you begin your search, take the time to consider your needs thoroughly.
Every family has its own needs and priorities. How many rooms and bathrooms will you need? Is a dining room a necessity? And what about the garage? Will it turn into yet another storage space?
Consider your style. If you’re not enthusiastic about do-it-yourself projects, avoid homes that require major renovations. And even if a spacious yard seems attractive, are you willing to spend the time caring for it? If you prefer city life you’ll have access to theatres, services and restaurants, but it’ll be noisier and won’t have as many green spaces. In other words, determine your priorities!
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The environment is also an important factor. Is there a daycare or school nearby? Can your children take public transportation or will you need to drive them around? Consider the distance between home and work too.