5 Must-Have Features to Look for when Buying a Larger Home


Buying a larger home?  5 Top Features!

Thinking of buying a larger home in Winnipeg?
Thinking of buying a larger home in Winnipeg?

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:

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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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.

Having a big yard is also great for children, pets, barbecues and simply relaxing in the fresh air whenever you feel like it.

  1. Privacy

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.

  1. 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.

  1. Security is crucial when buying a larger home

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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  • I am not in the market for buying a larger place anymore. On the contrary, my husband and I will be downsizing in the next two years. However, location, security, privacy and solid structure/foundation also apply when hunting for a condo or apartment.

  • I want a house out in the country where I have multiple acres of land and very few neighbors. That’s what I’m looking for as I consider buying a larger home.

  • Privacy and outdoor living space are both very important factors for me; mostly the privacy of my outdoor living space. I don’t want to feel as if I’m being watched by my neighbors when I spend time in on my property.

  • Good points to consider. I like the idea of having that outdoor place for you and your family to gather and bond.

  • This article is very informative. Indeed, change is constant and we got to cope. We just got to be so cautious and make sure we are getting what we need.

  • This is a great article! It raised one question that always crosses my mind when I read about buying larger houses – do we truly, truly need them? In some cases – sure, but most of the times it’s just us wanting more than we actually need.

  • Good article I am planning to buy a new house with large outdoor space and in good area.With all security systems.This article is very helpful for me.Thank you

  • How much bigger? Its not a big problem for me. Whats is important for me is security. If its save and secure, i can live in peace in my home. That is why we built a home, isn’t?

  • This one pretty good to wake my understanding about having a large home. Seems i should have quite much money to have it, but it it should be if i want to have those good things together with my bigger home

  • This kind of home is all I really want to have someday. Have a big yard, friendly neighborhood, and nice home interior. The problem is, it must have cost a lot. But this article gives me useful information. Nice.

  • You are so right about location being extremely important. I once lived in a home in a very rural area just to try and save money, but actually I ended up feeling isolated and miserable. I would rather do city living even if it costs more.

  • Although big houses has high costing but this one ensures your money. It caters with quality living that will definitely suites your dreams and living. This article say so enough for your wants and needs.