Usually when someone is looking for a new home they have plethora of options to choose from. From these options people create a wishlist which is usually future driven. People are looking for things that they might not need now, but if they usually plan to live in the home for a while, they’ll need stuff to be ready for them in the future. This list sometimes includes kids.
Now plenty of couples want kids, they just don’t want them now, so they buy a house thinking for just the two of them. However, when they want to start a family they realize very quickly that maybe this house is not the best for children, and thus they have to sell and move. This could be avoided if a few simple, logistical things were looked at, such as:
- Room Location.
Are you comfortable with your kid(s) on a different floor from you, as is common in older homes? How close would you want your master bedroom to your kid(s) rooms? How close are secondary bedrooms to bathrooms? Do you want an eat in kitchen, or a separate dining room?
- Surrounding Area of the Home
What are the schools like around the home? What’s the crime rate like? Are there any fun things nearby for your kid(s) could do, like a park? Is it on a busy street, or can they play in the street?
- Home Features
Is the back yard fenced in? Do the stairs have an adequate railing? Is there room for your kid(s) to run around in the house, or will they be bumping into walls?
These questions should be asked if you have kids in mind, and even if you’re not sure. Why if you’re not sure? Well if you decided to downsize or move up, who do you think you’ll be likely to sell to? Parents.
So whatever your question may be about buying a home for you and your potential children, be sure to stop by or call National Realty Group, or find us on the web Nationalrealtygroup.com. Remember that the internet is not always the most accurate or best source of information, it’s always better to ask someone who is in the business.