How to Choose Your Dream Home

A Story by Jennifer Jacobs | Updated 04/4/2018 10:01am


Owning a dream home is one thing that many of us struggle to make a reality within the shortest time possible. The following tips will be a major guide that will help you on how to choose your dream home.

  1. Square Footage of the Home – An appropriate and sizeable home currently should be about 2,195 square feet. In the past, it used to be around 1,645 square, but it is true that time and circumstances change everything. What counts most is the size of the house that you are interested in owning. If you need superfluous spaces like offices, media rooms and studies, it will mean a relatively bigger size.
  2. The Floor Plan – If you admire rooms that have traditional or intimate floors, you must factor this in during the search. In addition, you can opt for open floor plans that are perfect for parties and general entertainment. Personal preferences should help you make the wise choice in terms of the layout.
  3. The Home Grade – This is simply the price range of the expected home. The specifics that will put a home on a high home grade include mahogany wood paneling, stone flooring and granite counterparts. A home with ceramic floors, pine paneling and laminate counterpart will be on a lower scale as compared to the one mentioned in the first scenario.
  4. Home’s Landscaping – The landscape of the home will either make maintenance a piece of cake or an expensive and involving procedure. A townhouse is known for its ease of upkeep. The main issue is with their inability to host groups to entertain like cook-outs due to their small yards.
  5. Picking the Right Neighborhood – This is among the hardest things that one has to decide. For one, you do not know much about the place meaning that you can’t be 100 confident with the information you collect. However, do your best and make sure that you end up with the right neighbors. Recommend driving by prior to setting up a showing and different times of the day once feel like the home is a serious option.

These tips are just what you need to help speed up the acquisition of your new home. They are the primary factors that need to be given a thorough focus.

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