Buying a larger home? 5 Top Features!
Change is constant. Change is inevitable. Over the years, you change, your needs change, so it's only natural that your living accommodations change as well. If your family and, hopefully, your income have outgrown the house you live in, then you're probably considering buying a larger home.
Moving up the property ladder is a big step, one that you shouldn't rush. It's important to keep a clear head and use reason when making the transition.
Here are 5 characteristics you should look for when investing in a larger home:
- Good location
Some home buyers think the location is something they will have to compromise on in order to afford buying a larger home. But that's not necessary the case.
The location is extremely important. I can't stress this enough. Always keep in mind that where you choose to live will have a major impact on your lifestyle. Also, your home's location will greatly influence the future value of your investment.
Proximity to work, safety, neighborhood, potential neighbors, schools – Those are all important aspects you should research before making a decision.
- Outdoor living spaces
Having plenty of indoor space is great and it's a feature larger houses usually have. However, the outdoor living area is just as important as the indoor space, especially if you live in an area with a temperate climate.Imagine spending your evenings with your family and friends gathered next to an outdoor fireplace. It could be a nice change to all those family dinners always taking place at the dinner table in the living room.
Buying a larger house usually gives buyers the most independence and privacy.
But if you want to make sure you've made the best decision for you and your family, you need learn to pay attention to the details. Is there a fence high enough to act as a buffer between you and your neighbors? Things like these usually make a big difference.
- High-quality structure
You want a house that has “good bones”. It's as simple as that. Look for things such as a solid roof and foundation. Also, make sure the brick and stone are in good condition as well.
Remember that if something goes wrong with the structure of the house, you'll have to pay to fix it.
Security systems have come a long way over the past few years. It would be great if the house you're considering buying is already equipped with a modern security system. It will not only make you feel safer but also save you insurance money.
Nowadays, there is a wide variety of security systems that offer an extensive list of features. You can get a text message when you kid gets home safely from school or see what's happening on your property in real time.
There you have it: 5 of the most important aspects you should consider when buying a larger home. If you'd like to learn more about home-buying, make sure to check out my latest posts.
If you're considering buying a larger house in Winnipeg, there are plenty of great offers and I can definitely help you navigate your way through them and help you make the right choice for you and your family.
Let's get in touch and talk more about finding you your dream house in beautiful Winnipeg.
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About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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