Home Buying: Does the property meet your lifestyle test?

ethnic young woman using laptop while having tasty beverage in modern street cafe
Lifestyle is a very important criterion when you’re shopping for a new home. After all, a home and its surrounding neighborhood are the places where much of your lifestyle is going to be experienced.

So when you consider a new home, think about the kind of lifestyle to which the property needs to lend itself. Ask yourself:

  • How much entertaining do we do?
  • How important is it to have good schools located nearby?
  • How long will the commute to work be?
  • How big of a backyard do we require?
  • Do we need a rec room?
  • How easy will it be to get to golfing, dance lessons, baseball practices, movies and other activities my family and I enjoy?
  • How important is it to be in a quiet area?
  • How close are grocery stores, shops and restaurants?
  • Do we want a local park nearby for jogging, playing with the kids, and walking the dog?

This list is just an example. Ideally, you’ll create your own list of questions to ask yourself when considering a particular home and neighborhood.

Make your list and hold each property to the same list of questions to help assess if each home you see meets your lifestyle needs. This will help keep you focused on your home search that will make sure you end up in a home that meets your needs.

Reach out today to talk with an experienced agent to help you maximize your home search.

Leave a Reply